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God of Mystery-

Where has this year gone?
Why are the days fleeting by?

As we reflect upon the moments behind us and the hours still remaining in this day, give us the strength to face our nighttimes and our winters. Let us enjoy the silence before the new day begins and the glow of dawn appears in the distance.

The stack of tomorrows grows short. We pray they become richer with love. We pray that each tomorrow tastes more delicious than the one before it.

Thank you for today, and may tomorrow’s hours deliver us the experience of your steadfast presence.

Amen.

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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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