June 12, 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


O God,
We are —
health care providers, 
clerks and lawyers,
engineers and waitresses
teachers and students
children and parents, 
farmers and artists
sinners and saints .... 
We are
   young and old
lay and clergy
wealthy and poor
over-indulged and underserved
strong and frail
hopeful and dejected
We are 
    summoned ...
to cast out evil
to cure disease 
to go to the lost 
to proclaim good news
We are 
confronted ...
with a pandemic
with racism 
 with too many instances of police brutality
        with corruption and abuses of power 
with empire that cares not for the least 
but for self-preservation 
We are 
the baptized
given authority, bestowed with gifts ...
to live and lead in this time of uncertainty
to eradicate racism in all its manifestations
to heal the environment 
to be present in the world’s suffering
Grant us 
humility to learn and unlearn
wisdom to relearn and retool
the will to change
the ability to serve in a digital age 
Hear us
our pleas
our confessions
our hopes  
our desires ...
   we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen 

By Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar 
Scriptural Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8


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