September 6, 2020
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, members of the Commonwealth West 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.
Is it true?
that whenever we gather
in Loving Purpose
a Spirit of Love dwells?
My heart aches to gather
to clasp hands
So I rest my hand against a Rock
I kneel down and touch the Soil
I lean against a Tree
in a Spirit of Love
O Spirit that dwells deep within and all around
we offer this sacrifice
not to clasp hands
not to hug
We paint it on our doorposts
as we weep
for the suffering
Gather our tears, we pray
Weave them with the stars and seeds and songbirds
a Mighty Quilt of comfort
to cradle us in our Covenant
faithful to this sacrificial love
that binds us and sets us free
Dr. Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee, laity from FUMC Hudson, MA
In response to Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 119; Matthew 18:15-20