June 29, 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.
Today's PrayerRead Psalm 18: 1-6
When change is all around you,
think of Jesus, for He has changed the most.
His song is sung from life to death,
and back again from death to life, encircling all, but bringing all who will to God’s triumphant end, Which is not death, but life.
What people fear the most, may not be death itself, but what may lie beyond the grave;
As seen from this side, who can tell
the rigors of this path and its eventual end?
The greatest test will come
if we will let God’s song be sung in us;
For then the death we fear is changed to life by Him in whom we trust,
and all the glorious promises of God
come good in hope.
Sing Your song of love, Oh Lord,
and touch and melt the hearts
of those who stumble still;
Stay with us, Lord, who travel on from life to death, and thence we pray, to life again,
© Paul H Ashby Derby 2011
Submitted by Rich Hughen, Conference Lay Leader