Nov. 3, 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 PrayerLord Jesus,
Once again, you demonstrate the upside down and inside out nature
of what it means to follow you.
It is a “don’t miss this moment” kind of story – truly, truly.
It is (another) call to turn away from the world’s convention – verily, verily.
The widow gives her mite – her all.
As you gave your all.
And call your followers to give it all.
Not in the front row.
Not with the best outfit.
Not with taking pleasure from admirers.
No, but from the last row, the simple way, the generous life.
We recognize the church’s tendency to want to put on a show.
Save us from our own egotism and avarice
which creates obstacles to grace.
Help us to give not out of our abundance
but out of our utter dependence on you.
Help us to see, really see, the might of the widow,
and in so doing, really see you and your heart for us.
By Rev. Rick McKinley, Director of Congregational Development
Inspired by Mark 12: 38-44