God, please teach us how to pray
With our vote
With our wallets
MASKWith our masks
With our bodies
With our work

God, please teach us how to pray
Through the fear
Through the struggle
Through the injustice
Through the hate
Through the complacency

 

God, please teach us how to pray
In love
For love
Offering love
Embodying love
Increasing love

God, please teach us how to pray
And please, teach us how to listen for your response.

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 newly released book “Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle.


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