God of many names
We lift up those facing the ravages of storms that go by many names
Present storms and storms that have passed, leaving stark reminders of just how small and vulnerable we are
The fear is real
The loss is real
The trauma is real
Bring peace and restoration to every person, in every corner
God of creation
The pain-filled groans of creation are loud and her enraged outcry is violent
Reminding us of our disregard for her well-being; our lack of care and stewardship
Convicting us to consume less and to share more
Calling us to remember our place within creation; as creatures part of a bigger system
Demanding that we care for the earth and all of its inhabitants
Draw us back to Your vision; to that moment You spoke life out of chaos and it was good
God of love
Calm the storms and heal the land
Forgive us and renew our hearts and minds
That Your kin-dom might be on earth as it is in heaven
Please and thank you.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks is a queer womanist freedom fighter, minister, teacher, and learner committed to the liberation of oppressed peoples, building power and creating community. She lives in Chicago with her spouse, three children and eight grandchildren (!) and currently serves as executive director of A Just Harvest, pastor at San Lucas UCC and Namasté UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary.
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