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Divine Cornucopia of Blessings,
Sometimes it takes every effort to express my gratitude for all I have.
The pain gets in the way.
Worries plague my mind.
The distractions of everyday life mar my view of your glow.

In a week of thanksgiving holiness,
Clear my obstructions in order to see your intentions for my life.
Help me to notice your presence and workings throughout my days,
And ensure that your steadfast love carries me to new heights of gratitude.

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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