October 18, 2021A daily prayer from the New England ConferenceMembers of the New England Conference Extended Cabinet 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 PrayerDear Jesus,
Quite often, I’m with James and John, and even Bartimaeus. I want you, the Almighty, to do whatever I ask. You asked the question: “What do you want me to do for you?” You asked twice! It seems it would be so much easier to operate this way. I ask, You do. It really feels good to just make something happen. I like the idea of being “co-creator” with you – creating beauty and color and mountains and life and life-giving moments. Let me get up there next to you and let’s put things right! And yet, you offer another way. To do great things is to offer myself as servant. To be the first, I must step to the back of the back. Strength is realized only in weakness. To get the most is found where the least is. Safety is found in being vulnerable. The way of life is … death. Such a different way. What do I want? Jesus, I want to see – to see the world in this upside down, inside out kind of way. Help me Jesus. Heal me from lack of sight. Amen.
Based on Mark 10:35 – 51
By Rev. Rick McKinley, Conference Director of Congregational Development