Pie Prayer

Is there a place where you can go where your just taken cars of for a few days? A tired pastor asked on Twitter

And then 54 pastors dreamed of a retreat with warm hugs and plenty of pie.

Lord we are all needing a place to rest in blessings. Our souls are exhausted. And we are striving to do so much more than go through the motions.

God I’m reminded once again that blessings are not pie, they don’t run out, we don’t need to fight over who has the biggest piece, and we should be emboldened to share our blessings with one another.

Because if blessings are like pie then it’s the miraculous kind pie: varied and never ending and complemented by warm hugs.

God please give us blessings.

Or at least some pie I pray.


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Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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