Spirit of Life,
Tomorrow holds so much of the unknown.
Anxiety inflames our spirits, cutting off the pathways to your peace.
In the valleys of the unknown and on the roads of dread, fill our spaces with light.
In the peaks of grief and the plains of pain, fill our hearts with peace.
We release the future to you so we can be your love and light in this world, here and now.
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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