On these days when my energy is low
And rest seems to be my closest ally,
Surround me with your energy.
May I find my second wind
Before the pit of exhaustion swallows me
And I cannot reemerge from its trap before nightfall.
As I breathe in your reinvigorating air
And feel the boost of your Spirit’s fire,
Allow me to energetically move about your world again.
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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