June 11, 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.
Acts 2: 1-21 Romans 8: 14-17 John 14: 8-17 (25-27) Almighty God, in this moment of meditation, we give thanks to you for the goodness we have received this day. The events of the past few weeks have forced upon us, yet again, the realization that much hard work remains to be done in our society if we are to resemble the kind of family, which you must have envisioned for your human creation. As we ponder the events that have, and are unfolding in our world, it is tempting O God, for us to turn our prayers into forums exchanging ideas in order to nurture a consensus of what “they” ought to do. Remind us there is something of great importance which each of us must do if we are to find a real and lasting solution to our social problems. Teach us that no one can do this for us. Challenge us during this Pentecost season to examine our personal attitudes towards all who differ from us in any way. Help us to understand that such differences include gender, race, economics, nationality, culture, and religion; everything and anything which causes us to respond to anyone with less than respect and a desire to understand, accept, and love as a human family member. Grant us a greater self-awareness and understanding that this is a struggle which must be contested in the arena of our own mind and spirit; and it is here that the solution for the problem must begin. With growing wisdom, enable us to find ways to help that which makes a difference. Through our penitent spirits for our own provincialism, enable us to find ways to demonstrate the way of love through the expression of our own life. Give us a glimpse of additional resources which we can utilize in becoming more nearly what you would have us be. We pray in the spirit of openness, confidence, and humility, which we believe characterized the life of Jesus. Amen. By Rev. Dr. David V. Calhoun, Seacoast District Superintendent