May 24, 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.
Lord, Lord, Open Unto Me
Open unto me—light for my darkness.
Open unto me—courage for my fear.
Open unto me—hope for my despair.
Open unto me—peace for my turmoil.
Open unto me—joy for my sorrow.
Open unto me—strength for my weakness.
Open unto me—wisdom for my confusion.
Open unto me—forgiveness for my sins.
Open unto me—tenderness for my toughness.
Open unto me—love for my hates.
Open unto me—Thy Self for myself.
Lord, Lord, open unto me!
Prayer by Howard Thurman (2014). "Meditations of the heart." Beacon Press.
Selected by Dr. Adama Brown, commissioned as a provisional deacon in 2020
Director, Research and Data Analytics, United Way of Rhode Island