Gracious God,

As the sun steps down and makes space for the moon to shine

As the night draws near and stillness begins to settle in all around us

We take this moment to give thanks for this day

Thank you, God, for every breath

Thank you, God, for every smile

Thank you, God, for every step toward justice

Thank you, God, for another day of life

Thank you, God, for your love

We rest in gratitude for your grace

We rest comforted by your spirit

We rest because you are God, alone



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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