October 5, 2020
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, members of the Seacoast District of the New England Conference 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.
Based on: Psalm 106:1-6; Philippians 4:1-9
Good morning Lord!
We come to you each morning ever aware of your Spirit breathing through us. You are the one who calls us out of the dark places that tend to rob us of life. Though this is a dark time in our world, we trust in your steadfast love knowing you seek to find us. You seek to bring us back into the light of your love, not just today, but every day. So, remind us, O Lord, how we might meet the challenges of this divided world. Remind us, too, how present you are to us whenever we remember to ask for your help. Open our eyes so that may truly appreciate how richly you have blessed us.
We ask for your sustaining and healing grace to touch the many people around the world who are suffering the effects of illness, war, conflict, and injustice. Give them hope. Give us the courage to reach out beyond our limitations and fears to be agents of hope for those in need. We rejoice for every day you give us and choose to use the gift of our lives in service to others. Your peace passes all understanding; it guides and directs or lives for which we are forever grateful. We pray this in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.
By: The Rev. Dr. Henrietta “Ricki” Aiello serving Wesley UMC an Windsorville UMC, Seacoast District