July 28, 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.
Based on Ephesians 4:1-6
As Paul is speaking to the church in Ephesus, he is also speaking to all churches who believe in Jesus, the trinity. He is also speaking to all individual believers, to you and to me, to your spouses, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and friends. We are all one in the body of Christ, in the Spirit and in the bond of peace. We do all have a hope in the Lord in our calling and in the calling of our church. We are the church, whoever we are and wherever we meet and in wherever we go and in whoever we know that we can call, "brother, sister, mother, father" just as Jesus told His followers when in the temple one day. We have been called, or we would not read this, contemplate it, or meditate on God's Word. We have been called to work towards the "Kingdom and the kingdom" on this earth and to do just as Jesus did in whatever way we can. We can learn to love each other, accept each other, help each other, and support each other. So let us accept this day as the gift that it is and watch for ways to do whatever He calls us to do today.
By Nancy Jarrett, CLM. of South Middleboro United Methodist Church, Seacoast District