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God who greens and unfolds leaves,

green me this day.

There is so much in me that is closed and protected.

There is so much that is fearful and hidden.

There is so much that is almost

ready

if only…

But you are the Sun that warms,

That finds my spiritual chlorophyll,

burrowing inside,

basting me in the light that brings

energy…

hope…

life…

God who greens,

green me this day,

in the name of all that is holy.

Amen.

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Patricia Raube is the pastor of Union Presbyterian Church in Endicott, NY, the mother of two young adults, and the partner of Sherry. She can’t stop taking pictures of leaves and flowers. She has recently rediscovered the joy and energy of a daily constitutional, and is trying to add a swim, too. She is a contributor to the RevGals’ book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, and she blogs at A Swimmer in the Fount.

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