March 5, 2022
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
The clergy and laity of the New England Conference are sharing a daily prayer based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the week. You are welcome to use these in worship or in your own devotions.
Lectionary reading: Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 O Lord Jesus, you humbled yourself to baptism and temptation. Grant, we pray, that we might rejoice in our own baptism into your community of faith. May our faith be strengthened to meet all temptation with wisdom and grace, even though the wilderness and the dry times threaten to parch and dull the spirit within us. O Lord, we pray, make your presence known to us in all the seasons of our lives, and let us praise your name forever. Amen
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, As we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, And the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Archbishop William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury 1942-1944 Pointed out that we all pray each Sunday, for our daily bread. And seek God’s grace and mercy and forgiveness. Bishop Temple seeks to remind us that the use of the plural Commits us, each time we pray the Lord’s Prayer, to a Deeper spiritual concern for all the needs of all our brothers and sisters That God has entrusted to our care and concern.
This is based on Luke 4:1-13.
Ira Cameron, Retired local pastor, Commonwealth West District Committee on Ordained Ministry