June 30, 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.
“The actions that are produced by selfish motives are obvious, since they include sexual immorality, moral corruption, doing whatever feels good, idolatry, drug use and casting of spells, hate, fighting, obsession, losing your temper, competitive opposition, conflict, selfishness, group rivalry, jealousy, drunkenness, partying and other things like that.” Not me Lord, not me! I am yours. I would never do any of these things. Not in my home, not in my community, not in my church, not even in my heart! Well, there was that one time when I lost my temper but I am sure you would have too, under those circumstances. And I guess I might have gotten a little jealous when my friend got what I really wanted for myself. Maybe, I did act competitively a few times. And if I am totally honest, I have done a few of these other things as well. Forgive me, Lord! Forgive me and teach me to strive instead for the fruits of the spirit: joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Help me to live by the Spirit, Lord! I want to follow you. Amen. By Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, Katahdin District Superintendent Galatians 5:1,13-25