God of the skies, roads, seas and all other spaces,

Calm me in my rush this morning as I pack and drive to and park at the airport.

I know I’ll never be as adept of a traveler as George Clooney in Up in the Air. I pack too much because… well, I may need it.

Give me the peace as I’m 30,000 feet above the earth- whether the winds rock the plane or the plane cruises smoothly.

And may my destination provide me with the comfort I anticipated. Amen.


The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. Torigian blogs at


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