September 15, 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: Jeremiah 11:18-20; James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
O Holy Spirit Divine,
The disciples sought to know which one of them was greatest in your eyes,
But we know that greatness is not something measured by mortal standards.
Greatness is seen
when compassion is shared with a small child.
Greatness is felt
when love stands more relevant than fear or hate.
Greatness is heard
in the laughter, song, and languages of all God’s people
Greatness is tasted
through the bread and juice that reminds us we are all servants of something greater.
the sense of knowing that by being in relationship with others,
We have been witness to the Divine.
We ask you this day to relieve us
from the earthly conflicts and hypocrisies we cling to
from the wars we wage both internally and externally
Let our lives be truly submitted to your kin-dom,
And our actions be driven by a peace that is true for all. Amen.
By, Heidi Fiore, Certified Lay Servant, Seacoast District, Ministry Team at First UMC Warren/Bristol, RI, Youth Director at Memorial UMC Taunton, Ma, student at Boston University School of Theology