June 1, 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.
God of breath and life, you are the beginning of all life and you continue to inspire us toward new life and new understandings. In these days following more horrendous gun violence, we need your inspiration to find a new way. We long to be the advocates that will end the carnage across our nation. Pour out your Spirit upon all, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men and women shall dream dreams of a world without gun violence and the deaths of young children. Help us to call out the idolization of guns in our culture. Move us away from the lie that weapons of violence can bring peace and assurance. Too many have already died because of these lies. Lead us to the peace that only you can give and allow us to put our trust in you. Do not let us grow complacent, but inspire us to speak up and be heard on behalf of those who cannot protect themselves. May we move our nation’s leaders beyond their selfish interests to the place of true change that will allow gun law reform that can make a difference. We pray in the name of the one who calls forth life, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. By Rev. Dr. Wesley Palmer, executive director, Preachers' Aid Society Inspired by Acts 2: 1-21, John 14: 8-17, 25-27