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Soothing Spirit, my heart and head are off today. The unsettling vibration in my soul overwhelms me today. Something is off- –

Today is one year. One year after his death.

The makeup of my soul was forever changed that day. And when the winds of September swirl around me, I feel the change of life’s energy that I experienced last year when he was taking his final breaths.

Today I will be easy on myself. I will give myself grace when my mind is filled with grief’s fog. I will step aside from my routine to self-care as I need.

And God, I need your peace to lift me into tomorrow- back into my new normal and the world without him.

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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One thought on “Tuesday Prayer

  1. ((M)). I pray you are surrounded with the people you need today and that you remember your beloved with joy and gratitude. Grace and peace surround you today and always.

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