…this and more …
…has me playing the theme song from “Harriet” on repeat this Wednesday, O God.
And praying, praying, praying…
But I know that this is not enough
So I am asking for energy to keep standing up
I am asking for courage to keep speaking out
I am asking for anger to keep pushing for what is just
I am asking for peace so as not to burnout
I am asking for empathy to keep hurting just enough so as not to become numb
I am asking for deeper love so that I stay connected to my siblings, creation
May I live my prayer today, our prayer
For peace, justice, love, freedom
For all your people
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a joyful contributor in the upcoming book “Words of Her Mouth.”
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