June 29, 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.
Merciful God, Who seeks out the weary and hears the humble hearted, You are ready to tend to our every need, With unconditional love, You bring healing and wholeness, As we come before You we ourselves are broken, And are hopeless at seeing brokenness all around us, Within us and around us we see despair, defeat, and discrimination. We sympathize with Naaman in his Leprosy. And yet, Our ego won’t let You take control, Reason and doubt seem to win over “Trust and Obey.” Forgive our actionless faith and stubbornness, Lord, have mercy on us. Although it doesn’t make sense at all, You require nothing but our obedience, No matter how simple or complex Your call to action is, Nothing makes more sense that trusting in You. God of Mystery, May we step down from our pridefulness and humbly take off our “garments of mourning,” Exposed as we are, You guide us down to the river and immerse us, Cleanse and renew our souls with Living Water, Commission us in clothes of Joy, We rejoice and praise you for we have been healed! May we no longer remain silent but shout out with great thanksgiving. In the name of our Healer, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen. Rev. Taesung Kang, Granite District Superintendent Inspired by 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30