God, we have been praying…

We who reside in the USA and those around the world watching, impacted…

…Praying for peace as power shifts

…Praying for healing as new leaders step in

…Praying for justice as space is demanded for “firsts”

God, we are grateful…

For as we were reminded by the inaugural poet, as a nation we “[are not] broken, but simply unfinished”…

…Grateful that little girls, Black children and children of immigrants are able to see themselves reflected in the White House

…Grateful for leaders committed to healing across partisan lines and rebuilding democracy

…Grateful for the call to accountability, truth-telling, and justice for all

God, today we claim joy…

Not because the hard work is over, but because a new day has begun…

…Joy in witnessing the 46th USA President calling for “love to become our legacy”

…Joy in knowing the innate power of an organized people

…Joy in living to see a little more of the world you imagined

God, we have been praying and we continue to pray…

Amen.

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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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