June 2, 2021A daily prayer from the New England ConferenceThe clergy and laity 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.
1 Samuel 8: 4-11
“Appoint for us a king to govern us, like other nations.”
Lord, every time I think that the Old Testament was long ago
and that we as Christians can’t possibly be as rebellious as the Israelites,
another scripture jumps out at me.
Oh no, I didn’t ask for a king but I was in a platoon
that had to have someone to lead us the half mile down the road.
Truly we said “Give us a sergeant to lead us, like the other platoons.”
You have hemmed me in with the trinity.
Help me to trust that leadership, even when I can’t see it.
For that which I can see and that which I can’t,
I thank you.
Kelly Santiago, Administrative Assistant, Katahdin District, NEAC