Divine Winds of Peace-

In this season of frigid gusts and sunless skies, our well-being is wafted away. We hold on to what we can for our own spiritual and emotional preservation.

But some are barely surviving physically. From the lack of housing to the absence of heat and power, they wonder if survival is possible. Tonight, as they face the fierce winter blasts, drive them to locations and resources that will warm them.

May we all work together so that we can survive winter’s torment. May we open our souls to how the Spirit nudges us to care for our neighbors.

The winds will wind down. The snows will stop. The frost will fade away. But the warmth of God will last forever.

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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