Feb. 9, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, members of the New England Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 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.
A leper came to him begging him,
and kneeling he said to him,
“If you choose, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand
and touched him, and said to him,
“I do choose. Be made clean!”
— Mark 1.40-41
God, there is much in me that needs healing.
But sometimes I can't bring myself to choose
to be changed.
Please, O Healing One, choose for me.
You have the power I don't have
to make me whole, and to choose it.
Heal my body; heal my soul; heal my will.
For this I trust: that you do choose
my blessing, my belovedness, my life.
You do choose, and you make me whole.
In trust and gratitude I offer myself to you.
By Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, retired elde