Nov. 4, 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 prayerI Thessalonians 4: 13-18
God of resurrection hope, we come to you as people who grieve, as people who lament the pain, oppression, and suffering in the world, but also as people who recognize your power to overcome even that which once seemed final, through the resurrection of Jesus, bringing hope into the midst of our communities and peace to each heart and mind, as we struggle against death, ourselves. Give us courage to comfort those who mourn and to encourage those around us to do your work, attending deeply to the stories of every human being made in your image and every part of creation for which we have been charged to care. Make us into people who take seriously this trust and responsibility in times of joy and in times of lament, that we may remain in your presence now and forever, through the power of your Holy Spirit, living with, in, and through us. Amen.
Lisa Michaels, PhD Student studying liturgy and sacraments, Boston University School of Theology; licensed pastor, Church of the Nazarene