Microscopic God who lives in and between all cells-
Our world is being photoshopped to seem a bit more peculiar right now.

There are empty shelves at the stores-
For where is the toilet paper?!?

Church is being cancelled in various pockets of our world-
Along with St. Pat’s Day celebrations!
All that seems ritual and holy is now on pause.

In this altered reality,
we are trying to plan ahead- taking account each and every one of your children.

We are setting aside the board game Pandemic to think ahead, hoping to slow down something very, very real.

So in our toilet-paperless communities, as hand sanitizer runs dry, help us to have what we need without being hoarders. Urge us to share our resources when others’ supplies run low.

When rising anxieties plague our minds and physical diseases invade our bodies, we call to you: God, heal us.


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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