March 26, 2022
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
Members of the New England Conference Extended Cabinet 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.
Blessed is the one whose transg?ressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Lord, I have failed you in more ways than I can say. I have left your side to follow my own desires and ended up eating with swine. Forgive me, Lord. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them, and in whose spirit is no deceit. Lord, I thought my way would be easier and more desirable than your way and I found out very soon that my way was a flash in the pan. The glitter soon shattered, and I was left with nothing. May I crawl back to you? Will you still accept me as yours? When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Lord, for the longest time, I kept silent. I was so embarrassed, and I could not believe that you would forgive me. My soul longed to be back home with you, but I was too ashamed. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Lord, you accepted me back with no recriminations! You forgave me and welcomed me back with open arms! Therefore, let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Lord, my soul is singing today. The Lord God is so wonderful! There is love and forgiveness in God's grace. Come home all of you who have strayed and long for peace and deliverance. Come home to the Lord. That is where you will find rest! Amen By Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, Superintendent Katahdin District Based on Psalm 32 and Luke 151-32