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Oh the disappointment are piling up, God.
From the musical tickets,
To weddings,
To the vacation up north this summer.

Fill our hearts feeling empty by sorrow.
Fill our worried souls with peace.
May we find our tomorrows filled with joy-
Even in the wilderness.

Amen.

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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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