May 20, 2021A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisisDuring these difficult days, members of the clergy class of 2020 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.
Today’s prayerChrist our Lord,
Trusting your promise of sending the Holy Spirit,
All your friends have come together to pray in one place,
That you may pour the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon us.
O Holy Spirit,
Obeying your command for us to witness the Gospel to all nations,
All your disciples have cried out for your power and grace,
That you may kindle a fire in our hearts and let us stand firm in your presence.
God our Creator,
Encountering all the thirsty, the outcast, and the wounded who are desperate for your salvation,
All your servants speak of your love, unlimited and boundless, for all lives in the world,
That you may bring justice, reconciliation, and healing into our broken world.
O Holy One,
Being filled with your Spirit
All your children dream of your sovereignty of peace over all things,
That you may empower us to seek the coming of your kingdom on earth.
O Lord, waiting for your gifts of the Holy Spirit,
We ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Amen.
Rev. SeokCheol Shin, Rockville UMC, Connecticut