My yawns are overwhelming this day, God.
My eyelids are heavy,
And my mind has ceased to function.
For my midday dips of energy and
Slumps of spirit,
Surround me with your strength.
God, as this day lengthens,
And my energy wanes,
Allow my spirit to soak in your energy.
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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