United Church of Christ

Devotional Subject: Prayer

On the National Day of Prayer, the United Church of Christ is releasing 46 original prayers written by people of many faiths, in a multitude of voices. Religious scholars, deployed military, social activists, educators, authors, poets, a politician and a migrant living in sanctuary have authored appeals that touch on the need for the divine in this time of the novel coronavirus pandemic.


The United Church of Christ is honoring May 7, the day designated by Congress as a national day of prayer, as a day of healing, hope and lament — and reaching out to ecumenical and interfaith partners to join them.


Prayers were shared from many time zones April 5 during the first-ever online service for the whole United Church of Christ. Live music invited reflection during transitions. And dozens of written prayer requests poured in, carrying the emotional weight of a Palm/Passion Sunday in a season of COVID-19.


The whole United Church of Christ is invited to a twice-weekly series of gatherings for inspiration and learning via video conference, starting with a Call to Prayer at 6 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 5.


Getting to know Yusuf, tortured in Africa for being gay and now seeking protection in the United States, has transformed the ministry of a UCC congregation in Los Angeles. The church is helping him fight a legal battle to avoid being returned to persecution in his homeland.


Mary Luti

What I pray for when I'm distraught, terrified, enraged, or overwhelmed is not what I pray for when I'm peaceful, content, hopeful, and safe.


Marchaé Grair

As a child, I didn't always understand the term "prayer warriors." What kind of war were they fighting?


Martin B. Copenhaver

Politics ain't beanbag.


In the 1960’s, my mother and father left the church they grew up in for many reasons. One thing they really objected to was the idea that we shouldn’t ask for too much in life because we’ll get our reward in Heaven—also known as “pie in the sky, in the bye and bye.”