Holy and Gracious One,
God of our Mothers and Fathers,
we give you thanks,
this day
and every day.

Thank you
for this gift of life,
a precious blessing,
a hope – that we may
magnify Your Name.

Be with us
as we labor
this life.

Be with us
as we struggle
through pain.

Be with us
in our suffering.

Be with us
through the storms
the ice, snow, wind.
Real or metaphor.

Be with us
this day.

Be with us
as we labor
to birth
new life,
that new life might be.

Be with us
that we can be
your hands
and heart
in a broken world.


The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a parish in Dearborn, Michigan. She’s been a member of RevGalBlogPals since 2006 and blogs at Seeking Authentic Voice.

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