O God,
I feel the rage coming on.
Okay, that’s actually garbage. I’ve been raging for a good bit already.
But my rage has gone from steaming to bubbling to spilling over.
And now it’s everywhere.
So gather us up. Me and my rage.
Pull us close. Hold us near. Help us focus. Help us know.
Which is our fight.
Which is our work.
Which is our action.
Which is our prayer.
Help us get at it.
Make us clever.
Make us fresh.
Make us fierce.
Make us holy.
Make us now.
Me and my rage.
Use us for good and for justice and for hope and for love.
With focus. With purpose. With strength. With passion.
For you.
Because of you.
With you.
O God.


Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St. Louis, MO. She is a contributor to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, and blogs at http://www.somewhatreverend.wordpress.com.


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4 thoughts on “Thursday Prayer

  1. Thanks for your honesty. My rage button seems locked in the on position…most times I am fearful of speaking, even commentary on the simplistic of issues…however I appreciate your listings..line by line… day by day…
    Pastor Robinson


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