God of the Many Doors, Open Hallways, Closed Windows-
As we face choices both large and small,
Grant us your wisdom.

May the clarity that arrives when we focus on you
Strengthen our minds and our vision.

Our stomachs churn and our head aches
From hours upon hours of worry and wonder.
Dissolve our anxiety-driven discomforts
And grant us peace at the close of our decisions.

For those of us who second-guess
After the call is made,
May your calmness cascade over us
Knowing that you will be with us
No matter our choice.


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

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