June 15, 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.
Oh God, Where is the shackled one’s father? Where is his mother? Has he no brother? ... no friends? Why does no one speak for this tormented man? Have they, like many of us, reached the end of their rope? Do they stand at the edge of the cliff knowing that if they take on any more they might perish like the pigs? You have stepped in where fathers, mothers, brothers, friends can no longer go, commanding not to torment but to release the prisoner from what binds him, these demons, our expectations. Will we send you away for this work? Oh God, we pray not. We beg you, stay with us as we stretch Christ’s hand toward ones whose families and friends have reached their limit. And may the story we tell be not horror but healing. AMEN By Rev. Karen L. Munson, DMIN, Many Waters District Superintendent Luke 8:26-39