June 2, 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.
Read Acts 2:1-21 Blown by the Spirit … we know not where We hear the story of the wind at Pentecost, Holy wind that dismantles what was, Holy wind that evokes what is to be, Holy wind that overrides barriers and causes communication, Holy wind that signals your rule even among us. We are dazzled, but then – reverting to type – we wonder how to harness the wind, how to manage the wind by our technology, how to turn the wind to our usefulness, how to make ourselves managers of the wind. Partly we do not believe such an odd tale because we are not religious freaks; Partly we resist such a story, because it surges beyond our categories; Partly we had imagined you to be more ordered and reliable than that. So we listen, depart, and return to our order existence: we depart with only a little curiosity but not yielding; we return to how it was before, unconvinced but wistful, slightly praying for wind, craving for newness, wishing to have it all available to us. We pray toward the wind and wait, unconvinced but wistful Submitted by Rev. Rick McKinley, Director of Congregational Development in the New England Conference, prayer written by Walter Brueggemann, “Prayers for a Privileged People,” Abingdon Press, Nashville, ©2008