June 6, 2020

A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis

During these difficult days, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the members of the 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 prayer

Holy God, Holy One, Holy Three
Holy God, Holy One, Holy Three,
You are, 
all at once,
from the beginning to the ending of all things,
Parent and Creator,
Sibling and Redeemer,
Spirit and Sustainer.
It is such a mystery —
how you are
united, undivided, 
coeternal, consubstantial, coessential;
and yet distinct, diverse, 
even different in our experience of you.
Our majestic names and words for you in any language fall short.
And yet,
yours is the mystery that brings us, inarticulate, to our knees
at such a time as this,
for if we are all truly fearfully and wonderfully made
in your image
then we, too, can be 
united and distinct,
undivided and diverse,
coessential and different.
This is your baptism. 
This is your blessing.
This is you, as close as our breath, with us always.
We must remember.
Let it be so.  Amen.

By Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, Vermont District Superintendent
Inspired by Genesis 1.1-2.4a, Psalm 8, and Matthew 28.16-20.

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