As chaos churns in our world, our souls weigh heavy by tragedies in the news. As hate rages within our neighbors, we find it harder to permeate cold hearts with love.
But you, God, find ways to reach into our spirits, bringing light and love, transforming this world into your realm.
Heal our hearts made wounded by this world. May your tranquility find its way into our racing minds as we continue the search for hope.
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, A Child Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope and When Kids Ask Hard Questions, Volume 2. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.
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