altarStopping  midday


amidst the noise

in the middle of work

or play

or nothing

Stopping to pray

and to say thank you

and to remember your faithfulness

and to reach for your promise

and to make an offering

Praying for relief

Praying for healing

Praying for resources to care for the most vulnerable

Praying for tender hearts, gentle words, kind actions

Praying for organized anger

Praying for just policies

Praying for a powerful movement of your people led by your Spirit.

Praying, praying, praying

in the midst of it all…

Receive our prayers. Amen.

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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