God of the green skies and warming winters-

On this Tuesday so “super”
May those who are voting see clarity
And May they tap into your wisdom.

May the viruses creeping around this planet find their demise at your hands and the work of the scientists.
May peace fill our hearts as anxiety rises in our minds.

May the city that has been tortured by weather-
By winds of high speeds and funnels that reach the ground-
Find your comfort today.
Absorb their tears with your presence.

With anticipation, with lament, with worry, we look forward, knowing that you are our forever companion on the journey.


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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