Nov. 3, 2020
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Boston University School of Theology is 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 prayerPrayer and Hymn based on Matthew 25:1-13
Holy One, who never slumbers nor sleeps:
strengthen us to keep our lamps trimmed and burning,
that, with undimmed faith during these dark days,
we may be ever watchful for glimpses of your brightening reign
and ready for its full in-breaking;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
A hymn on the Gospel text
by Frances Jane Crosby Van Alstyne (aka Fanny Crosby), 1820-1915, Methodist, poet, hymn and song writer
Oh, can we say we are ready, brother (sister/Christian)?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?
Say, will he find you and me still watching,
Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?
Karen Westerfield Tucker, Professor of Worship, Boston University School of Theology; UMC elder