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Daily Prayer

August 12, 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.

Today's Prayer

Scripture Reading: Luke 12: 49-56

O God, of love

who does not dispense grace cheaply,

you sent Jesus to bring fire to the earth

to bring our divisions to a head

to show us that the way to peace is not the absence of division

is not unity based on uniformity

is not to escape from this life;

the way to peace is to be present with;

to be presence within this tumultuous world. God, let your fire burn in us,

not to destroy us

but to cleanse us;

not to exterminate beauty,

but to clear space for new growth;

not to leave your creation vulnerable and defenseless,

but to protect and heal it from disease.

God, help us! to submit ourselves

to the refiner’s fire

that will remove our dross,

purify our desires

melt and mold us,

that we may share in Jesus’ baptism,

and be born anew.

In the name of Christ, Jesus who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen  

By Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar

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