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.
We are —
health care providers,
clerks and lawyers,
engineers and waitresses
teachers and students
children and parents,
farmers and artists
sinners and saints ....
young and old
lay and clergy
wealthy and poor
over-indulged and underserved
strong and frail
hopeful and dejected
to cast out evil
to cure disease
to go to the lost
to proclaim good news
with a pandemic
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
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
humility to learn and unlearn
wisdom to relearn and retool
the will to change
the ability to serve in a digital age
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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