God of the Pothole-Filled Roads,

How do we express pain on our journeys when we are supposed to be Stepford-humans? How are we to stop the tears when the paths are too bumpy and the road forward is filled with cracks?

Divine Companion, I want to stop, but you keep nudging me forward. I want to hold deeply to my pride but you urge me to ask for help. May my vulnerability be a gift to this world. Allow my embarrassment to slip away. When the road seems blocked, may your Spirit smooth the path or give us the courage to journey on a broken road

Amen.


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.


RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back to the specific post. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.

One thought on “Tuesday Prayer: Potholes

We hope you'll join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.