June 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.
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.” — from Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It Yahweh who will not leave us, You were with us in Gilgal, the circle of stones, where you stopped the river and let the people pass on dry ground and stay. You were with us in Bethel, the house of God, where you blessed with a dream and inspired the people to make altars, courts, and temples, and a final place to rest and stay under an oak tree. You are with us now at the Jordan, the waters that descend, and you are stopping the river again — letting us pass on dry ground; but, this time we cannot stay. You call us up. You call us on. You call me Elisha, My God is salvation, and call me back over the river — a double blessing — as I listen beneath the rocks for the words of those who have passed here before me. Yahweh, you are my God. Do not leave me. I am holding on. Stay. Amen. By Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, Green Mountain District Superintendent This prayer is inspired by 2 Kings 2.1-2, 6-14