May 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.
Psalm 67; Acts 16: 9-15; John 14: 23-29 Gracious and Holy God, who called the universe into being, we bow this day with hope and promise. Your voice has reverberated through human history, and you have never abandoned us. You have called us to be your people, and we give you thanks for your constant presence. As we offer our prayers of thanksgiving, grant us the spiritual gifts that we need for today and give us courage to try new behaviors which are filled with purpose and love and keep us from being lead astray. Help us to see that you are doing anew thing! O God of light and love, who gives us life and provides all the resources with which our lives can be meaningfully sustained, we lift our hearts to you today as our source of strength and inspiration. Dwell with us and help us to become inspired by what might be, and instill within each of us, a desire to face every challenge with the possibility of excelling. May we find our sense of calling and purpose, and may our personal witness be an example for others. Through penitent spirits help us to find ways to demonstrate that way of love through the expression of our own life. Bless us with a maturity that wants for others, that what we wish for ourselves. Nurture us in growth toward a more perfect expression of love to all people, in all places, at all times. We thank you for your abiding presence as we lift our voices in praise. It is in the Spirit of the One who showed us the immense value, and power in love that we offer this prayer together. Amen Prayer written by Rev. Dr. David V. Calhoun, Seacoast District Superintendent God of Grace and God of Glory UMH 577