God of the summer evenings and winter mornings-
As the solstice fills our skies with more moonglow or more sunlight,
May we remember the beauty of this day.
May the light from your celestial bodies remind us of the light within our souls.
May the rapidly-flowing year remind us of the scarcity of time.
May this new season be filled with joyous laughter,
The company of friends,
The love of companions,
And the healing of our wounds.
As we shift from one season to the next,
May this transition awaken us to a new chapter with you, Holy Light.
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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