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April 4, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Bishop Devadhar and 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
God of the Resurrected Christ,
when Jesus was crucified,
and onlookers watched
as life ebbed from him,

when Joseph wrapped
his body in linen,
laid him in a tomb
and sealed it with a stone,

when the women took spices
to anoint his body and
found that the stone
had been rolled away from the tomb,

when they went inside
and were told:
he is not here;
he has been raised,

when they fled  
from the tomb
in terror and grief
speechless and afraid,

when they finally
broke their silence
and told the others,
who did not believe them.  

when Jesus appeared
to the eleven and told them
to go into all the world and
proclaim the good news.

God of the Resurrected One,
you were there then,
and you are here now.
The Easter story is repeated
again and again from
generation to generations:

Christ is risen and lives among us!

This is the good news  
that gives life
overcomes death and despair,
rolls away stones of grief.
sets us free.

For this amazing good news  
we give thanks and praise
in the name of the risen Christ
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit
then, now, and forever.  
Amen.
By Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar
St. Mark 16: 1-8
 
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