Overcoming God, who brings light out of darkness, hope out of despair, and life out of death, give us the strength to overcome evil with good, to defeat hatred with love, and to eliminate discrimination with inclusion. Give us the strength to endure hardship, misunderstanding, and opposition, so that the fruit of the Spirit may characterize our resistance. Empower us to continue laboring in the vineyard until all are one in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)
- Sunday: Amos 5:24
- Monday: Micah 6:8
- Tuesday: Malachi 2:10
- Wednesday: John 17:20-23
- Thursday: Colossians 1:15-20, 3:11, 3:28
- Friday: Ephesians 1:9-10, 2:14-16
- Saturday: Revelation 7:9-12
For all God’s people, that we may have the courage to resist.
For the Church, that we may resist the temptation to settle for easy answers to hard questions.
For our LGBTQIA+ siblings that they may draw strength from the willingness or all God’s people to stand together to resist the forces of exclusion and know here and now the love of Christ.
May the God who has made us one human family, work in and through us so that all may know they are God’s beloved children, that all may live abundantly, and all may be given full access to all the Church’s sacraments and ministries. Amen.