Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Prayer of the Week

Prayer for the Spirit
(John 14:17, 26; 16:13)

God, source of all life, we pray:
Fulfill your promise and bless us with your presence.
Without you we cannot live as a new creation.
Only you lead us into the truth.
Only you broaden our horizon and our heart
so that we can accept each other
with empathy and without prejudice –
whatever our culture and tradition,
our gender or sexual orientation,

or our age and education may be.
Each day transform us so that we may become more human,
more friendly towards our neighbor and all creation.
Make us co-workers and partners
in your work of love and liberation.
May evil be overcome with good in us and around us.
May your will prevail.
For your endless mercy hear our prayers
and accept the grateful praise of your name.


– Jana Opocenska

Taken from Courage To Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (compiled by Geoffrey Duncan, Pilgrim Press, 2002), and dedicated to my friend Anthony.

Image: Michael J. Bayly.

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