May 25, 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.
Our holy and gracious, God, help us to remember.
Help us to remember the sacrifices bravely made
in which one has given life for another and for all.
Help us to remember those that stand in the breach
where there is trouble and in which conflict threatens to undo your good creation.
Help us to remember that we look for the day when every sword will be replaced by a plow,
that all may be fed and live in your peace.
Forgive us every sin that makes for division and for war,
and bring us all into your kingdom on earth as in heaven.
This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer of Remembrance by Douglas B. Paysour, lead pastor at Windsor Hills UMC in Roanoke, VA. 2013. Selected by Beth DiCocco, Conference Director of Communications.