October 27, 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 PrayerOf God’s love we can say two things:
It is poured out universally
for everyone from the Pope
to the loneliest person on the planet,
and secondly, God’s love doesn’t seek value,
it creates value.
It is not because we have value
That we are loved, but because we are loved
That we have value.
Our value is a gift,
Not an achievement.
— William Sloane Coffin in Credo
Ever-present and Ever-loving God, from whom we belong and in whose fellowship is our peace, we worship you today. You fill our lives with challenging and interesting opportunities. You enable us with the capacity to enjoy the wonders of the world. To dream and to be inspired with the knowledge of the mysteries of life. We await new adventures before us and give thanks for opportunities fulfilled. You have blessed us with memories of times gone by, and you point us toward a future that is full of promise.
We celebrate the good things in life that you provide, and we give thanks. This prayer is but a response to your ceaseless outpouring of love. Through the grandeur and beauty of every living thing, we contemplate you as the author of creation. We praise your name together and let all who hear be glad.
Empower us to look to the future with confidence and hope. May we find our sense of calling and purpose as we go about our daily tasks and strive to serve you better in this world. And may we dare a quest for a new day that we hardly dream of now. Strengthen us O God, as we strive to walk paths integrity. Let us be messengers of truth not only to what we say, but also by how we live. Guide us that we may be faithful to your intention and preserve us in peace. It is in the same spirit that we believe embodied the life of Christ, that we offer this prayer. Amen
Prayer by Rev. Dr. David V. Calhoun, Seacoast District Superintendent