April 23, 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.
Jesus, Messiah, Child of God, Is Thomas my twin? Am I his? What is it in me that is always left longing for more — more signs, more stories, more miracles, more of you — more to touch, see, hear, and understand? In my longing, I only half-heartedly pray for the freedom you speak of — of being able to believe without seeing. And sometimes I do know this freedom. But often I do not. Is Thomas my twin? Am I his? He was absent the first times you appeared, just like I am not able to go back in time and be there in that eve-of-resurrection room. He was left longing for more information, more experience, more of you, just like I do. He was not afraid to say that he needed to see and touch you in order to believe, just like I feel. Is Thomas my twin? Am I his? You came back for Thomas, Jesus. You came back to Thomas, Messiah. You came back and met him where he was in his faith, Child of God. If I am like him, please come back again. Come back again through the locked doors and the lingering doubts of today. Come back again because he was not the only Thomas. I believe. Help my unbelief! Amen and Amen. By Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, Green Mountain District Superintendent Inspired by John 20.19-31 and Mark 9.24b