For the courage to hear your call, O Lord.
For the strength to listen, and wait, and ask questions, and (yes, really) be changed.
By you.
For the commitment to all that change to move me to action.
To scream and shout and rage and dance.
To listen and rest and dream and wonder.
To throw in my money, my time, my space.
To move my body, my feet, my heart.
For the faith to trust your will (your voice, your nudging).
For the faith to trust your people (these neighbors in this time).
For the faith to trust your spirit (is that you blowing through this place, through this girl).

For the love, the love you’ve already given me, the love I seek to claim and know and share, for the love and for the love to just keep trying for all the rest.

O Lord, for the you at work in me (in us), I pray and pray and pray.

AMEN.

 

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The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St. Louis, MO. She is a contributor to the RevGals book.

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