God of All Energy-

I’m spent! Every bit of excitement is drained from my heart. Every bit of focus has been sucked from my mind. In the era of Covid, the grief and trauma of this time has torn my soul.

But your Spirit journeys with me, hoping for the excitement to fill my heart with joy again. Your Spirit strengthens my mind and allows me to focus some here, some there. Your Spirit comforts me after these long days and nights of stress and anxiety.

Forever we will be with you. Forever your peace will encircle us.

Amen.

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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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