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.


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

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