This is prayer for those who are making the changes
Who are doing the hard things.
Who are saying goodbye.
Who have accepted that death is a part of resurrection.
This is a prayer for all those who know, in their heart of hearts,
that normal isn’t real anyway.
That Jesus doesn’t hang out with the normal people in the first place,
and that the tiny hurts, that you are uncovering, are real, and valid, and it’s ok that they feel lonesome.
This is prayer for those who feel like its just one thing too many…
it that you feel like its your own failing: your too old or too young or too weird or too poor, too tired or just too whatever to handle it.
Because Jesus knows, she knows, and she will swoop down, like a mother bird, and wrap you her wings, and love you to her bosom, and hug you
til you remember you are too whatever, and still beloved,
somehow both and.
Here’s a prayer for moving on,
because we humans are made to transition all the time, and yet emotionally it is like the hardest thing to do
Why is that God?
And we are in the midst of some big Apocalyptic transition thing
From Pre-Pandemic to
Not Post pandemic.
But whatever it looks like
Here’s a prayer for that
For all of us
Help us as we do this thing, and love us through we pray.
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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.
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