February 23-29

Holy God, Creator of love, teach me to love! Where I lack love for you, God, shine a light and sit with me. Where I lack love for my neighbor, shine a light and beckon me forward. Where I lack love for my enemy, shine a light and call me to lay down my arms. Where I lack love for myself, shine a light and wrap me in your grace. As I pray for and work toward a church where all your children are fully welcomed and affirmed, grant me the courage to choose love. In the name of Je-sus, love incarnate. Amen.

Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)

  • Sunday: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
  • Monday: Ruth 1:6-17
  • Tuesday: Matthew 5:43-48
  • Wednesday: Psalm 103
  • Thursday: John 13:31-35
  • Friday: Nehemiah 9:16-23
  • Saturday: 1 Corinthians 16:13

Pray

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.

Benediction

May God so fill us up with love that we can do nothing else but show love to all whom we meet on our way. Amen.

Recent Updates

March 22-28
Merciful God, do not turn away from me, for I am in pain. Hateful and deadly words and actions are being hurled against your LGBTQ children, while too many people stand silently by. I hold fast to your promise that you are never far from those who are suffering. Draw near -- and transform me! […]
March 15-21
Gracious and merciful God, you summon us when we are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and then you promise rest. But there are days when we are waiting for healing and redemption, when the Spirit groans alongside us, and we don’t know how to pray. We can’t find the words, and yet we hold on […]
March 8-14
God, we find ourselves in a time of great sorrow. Give us the gift of tears that moves us beyond sadness into compassion. Inspire and empower us not only to cry about others but also to weep with them. Teach us to lament, so that we do more than regret our circumstances; we resolve to […]
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February Worship Planning Worksheet
We invite you to incorporate the work of resisting harm into the worship life of your church or group.  This worksheet is a tool for use by individuals or groups, as a starting point for finding ways to incorporate #ResistHarm into regular Sunday worship, small group meetings, or vigils and special services; it includes some starting points, […]
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Liturgy from enfleshed
With a commitment to spiritual and theological depth and the centering of marginalized experiences, conversations, and communities, enfleshed seeks to provide liturgy, devotionals, curriculum, preaching, training, and pastoral care that addresses honestly, tenderly, and directly, the beauty and pain of living enfleshed lives.
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Songs for the Holy Other
The Hymn Society has edited and shares this free volume of hymns affirming the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Visit their site to download.
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