For rain where it was needed today, thank you, God

For the calming of waters and winds in places that need relief, thank you, God

For beauty in times of horrific ugliness and hate, thank you, God

For love that refuses to be destroyed, distorted, legislated, commodified, or controlled, thank you, God

For another day…another night, thank you, God

May we find rest in it.

and if not rest, joy, good trouble, and play!



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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