God of our path-

We don’t know what’s coming. We don’t know how this disease will spread or how it will impact our bodies- if we catch it.

God of our road-

The journey is long. Have we hit the wall on our run? Have we overestimated our energies?

May we see this is a marathon and not a sprint. May we slow when our bodies stop cooperating. May we dream when our minds become overwhelmed with fear.

May we see you a few steps ahead of us, and may we follow your steps to the best solutions.


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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