April 10, 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.
we are longing for resurrection,
but are standing in the shadow of the cross
We remember the pain of your cross,
and of those we have carried and carry now.
We call on you; incline your ear to us and hear our cry:
For a world swept by a pandemic
For those suffering this illness
For those charged with their care
For those who go hungry
For those who are lonely
For those who despair
We weep for our savior and for a world in peril.
We wonder, like the disciples,
what will become of our dreams for the kin-dom.
Help us, God, to know that you hear us as we live in the tension
between this painful death
this dreadful silence
and the joyful resurrection.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
By Beth DiCocco
Scripture: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19