God of many names
For your constant Presence—day to day, moment to moment—
in these challenging times, and at all times.
Thank you for knowing us,
and for making yourself known to us through your boundless love.
For being steady and flexible as we struggle
For bringing clarity to our confusion
For soothing us in times of pain
and providing solace when we grieve.
Thank you, God
You are shelter.
A place of refuge; you welcome us.
Help us to open to, and receive, your gifts.
Help us to know that we are worthy of your faithfulness to us.
Help us to lean in to your loving presence
in these times of pandemic and of virulent inequities.
As we mask and physically distance,
As we call out, strategize, and move in protest,
Help us to re-member and co-create with you, vibrant communities--
grounded and interconnected in love and justice
locally, regionally, and globally.
Thank you, Compassionate God
For moving beside us
For guiding and sustaining us
through your galvanizing spirit.
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY
DR. CARLA SHERRELL
(she, her, hers),
Clergy Intern at MCC of Washington, D.C.,