As we enter dimly-lit tunnels today, Holy Sojourner, may we sense you just ahead of us.

You see the joy, the pain, the terror, the ecstasy before we experience it. Allow us to know that you travel just a few steps in front to be our guide through the dynamic turns in the road.

You are our comfort. You lead us to rest stops when travels get tough.

At the end of our long days of traveling, the sunset you arranged for us fills us with your peace. We know that we can wake tomorrow refreshed and ready to take on another day on life’s complicated road.

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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