The Love of God
(based on Psalm 36)
Your love, O God, breaks the small boundaries
of our understanding.
Your faithfulness is not constrained
by etiquette and protocol.
Your righteousness is as firm, yet as fluid
as the ever-changing face of the mountains.
Your justice can plumb the depths of our humanity
and raise us up to new heights.
You, O God, have created both the Gay and the Straight.
You love and nurture us all.
You preserve and honor our lives.
In you we find refuge and strength,
inspiration and courage.
From the abundance of your spirit, without partiality,
you give of yourself to us all.
For with you is the fountain of life,
in you we find acceptance and renewal.
– Liz Styan
Taken from Courage To Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (compiled by Geoffrey Duncan, Pilgrim Press, 2002).
Image: "Night Holds No Terror" (detail) by Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS.