Aug. 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.
Holy One, This morning, we hear your prophets again. They call us out. It’s never pleasant. Our failings are painful. Our faithfulness seeks your mercy and loving presence. We want the laughing Jesus and manifestation of love to calm and soothe as we go about our business. Jesus’ words are clear and they convict and sting: this is about life and death – for Jesus … and us. We cannot delude ourselves about our failures and willful ignorance. Today, we mourn division and pray and work to be on the side of love, mercy, and justice. God of us all, The water for which we thirst is your grace. … you give us the job of hauling it in our own buckets. Fill our hearts with new understanding, generosity, and love, and With overflowing buckets, strengthen us for our journey this day. Amen.
Rev. Ted Crass, President, The United Methodist Foundation of New England. Inspiration: Isaiah 5.1-7, Jeremiah 23.23-29, Luke 12.49-56, Evelyn Underhill.