Holy God,

Who calls us to our best selves

Without excuse we show up today in holy splendor

Crossing bridges in holy boldness

Loving our neighbors in holy trust

Caring for creation in holy awe

Submitting fully with holy bodies

Holy God,

We show up today in holy splendor

Not with airs of “holier than thou”

But a holy that comes only from You

A holy which is found in right relationship with You, the “othered” and all of creation

The holiness You call us to each day

On purpose and purposefully

Holy God,

We show up today in holy splendor










Grateful for Your Holy Spirit


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, building power and creating community. She lives in Chicago with her spouse and has three children and nine grandchildren. 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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