Gracious God of overwhelming love, tune our hearts to sing your grace. In this season of holy and active waiting, we pray that your unconditional love would provide the very foundation for resisting unjust rules, systems, and structures, which diminish our witness to all your children. Help us boldly proclaim the love you have for all persons, regardless of sexual orientations or gender identities. Make us people who affirm the gifts and graces you bestow on each and every person, including the gift of loving relationships and the grace justifying a call to ministry. Remind us that love is made real not by word but by action. Help us relentlessly pursue love of neighbor, as you relentlessly pursue us, until such time that our church truly embraces and affirms the dig-nity of LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ. Amen.
Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)
- Sunday: Isaiah 43:1-7
- Monday: Lamentations 3:21-24
- Tuesday: Matthew 22:34-40
- Wednesday: 1 John 4:7-11
- Thursday: 1 John 4:13-21
- Friday: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
- Saturday: Romans 8:31-39
That our LGBTQIA+ siblings would know that they are deeply loved by God.
That God’s perfect love might drive out our fears and anxieties in this season of uncertainty.
That the decisions of the denomination would be grounded in and guided by love.
That all people would grow in love for God and neighbor.
May we be rooted and grounded in the faithful and loyal love for God. May that same love shape our whole being and our faithful doing, now and forever.