May 16, 2020
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the members of the 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.
Oh God, this week we feel tested.
We feel as if you have sent your refiner's fire to purify us.
We, your people, have been through fire and floods, wind and snow, pandemic illnesses, and unemployment, food insecurity and fear.
As I read the Psalmist, I hear promises that you will bring us out to a spacious place.
Those who were in exile will return home.
Those who had no home find a home in you.
I live for those promises.
I am comforted that you have listened to our cries, our pleas, our prayers.
Thank you for not removing your steadfast love from us. Amen.
By Rev. Megan Stowe, Central MA District Superintendent
Scripture: Psalm 66:8-20