blue skyThank you for a new day

Thank you for time to pray

Thank you for the sun that chases the blues away

Thank you for seedlings breaking through the soil and the blossoms adding colors to the trees

Thank you for the sound of the birds outside my window (not so much the poop on my car)

Thank you for each breath

There is so much to pray for dear God, so much…

But right now, I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.

May my living this day be a sacrifice of praise and gratitude.



Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter, minister, spiritual entrepreneur, teacher, and life-long learner committed to the liberation of colonized peoples, centering the marginalized, building power and creating community. She lives in Chicago with her spouse and their teenage son (pray for us) and has two adult daughters and nine grandchildren (!—please keep praying ;)) Dr. Pagán-Banks currently serves as executive director of A Just Harvest, pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary.


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