Dear God,

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A neighbourhood bear, improvising shelter with an umbrella.

We are improvising:
learning how to be pastors
when there are no in-person gatherings
for worship;

making dinner with what is at hand
including those things bought because
they would be “good to try”
or “seemed a good price”;

we are trying our hand
at haircuts
and dog grooming;

finding ways to celebrate
milestones and achievements
without get-togethers
or restaurant dinners.

Dear God,
we are improvising
and it can be exhausting.
Refresh and restore us.

We thank you that you are the Great Improvisor,
finding a way when there is no way,
bringing life when we see only death,
loving each one of us
with creativity and care.

We thank you
and we praise you! Amen.


Jemma Allen is a priest of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and primarily expresses that vocation as a counsellor and spiritual director. She serves on the Board of RevGalBlogPals.


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