June 21, 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 PrayerPsalm 48, Mark 6:1-13
Holy Holy Holy, God,
only you are holy.
And we who you made in your image are trying to get there
but have so far to go.
We walk the earth of your creation
somedays in awe
somedays in confusion
many days in fear and trembling
realizing the limits of our own knowledge,
the fragility of our own being,
our ability to hurt one another, with intention or not.
our power to tend or tear the very earth that sustains us.
Help us not avoid each other’s hard truths as we struggle out of our cocoons,
emerging from pandemic traumas,
engaging realities of individual and corporate privilege,
energizing different courses of action,
breathing one air.
If our ships be shattered, bear us up on waves of grace.
Carry us to the shore you prepare.
Help us not fear evidence of your kin-dom when we see it.
Or avoid naming where our efforts fall short.
God, we beg that the trembling of anger become labor pains’ spasms.
Purify the spirits with in us
Elevate us to the aspirations of your kin-dom as it is born within and around us.
Help us fall in love again.
So that the next generation may stand on our strength
Not our rubble.
Rev. Karen L. Munson, DMIN, Many Waters District Superintendent