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God who understands all of our emotions…

I know what Scripture says: “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” For some reason, though, the frustration of the day continued to burn past midnight and lingered well past dawn. I woke feeling anger’s soulache.

God, I’m truly sorry for the anger with which I didn’t wrestle last night. I’m sorry for the extra cake and buttercream icing that smothered my feelings.

May I address my feelings today before the sunset ends the day. May tonight’s eve arrive to an energy of peace.

Amen.

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The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She also has chapters in the books Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Creative Clergy and A Child Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.

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