Divine Nurturer of Hope-
In this season of uncertainty,
As holidays near
And plans seem far away,
Fill our spirits with peace.
As our landscapes change
And new flowers bloom and leaves fall,
Fill our grieving hearts with comfort.
God of the gloom and the gleam,
May we recognize your presence in the dull days.
May we rejoice in your presence under the bright sun.
Your love will transform our despair into joy.
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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