Loving God, resisting evil, injustice, and oppression in all of its forms is hard work and I often feel small and fearful. May your love abolish my fear and replace my wavering with unfaltering courage. May your strength annihilate my feebleness. Give me the boldness to step forward with full courage to call the Church to celebrate our wide diversity and to proclaim God’s love for all, resisting all those forces that reject any of God’s beloved children. In the name of Jesus, who promises to be with us in this and all things, Amen.
Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)
- Sunday: Exodus 2:12-17
- Monday: Daniel 3:16-27
- Tuesday: 1 Peter 5:6-11
- Wednesday: Esther 3:2-6
- Thursday: Hebrews 10:22-25
- Friday: 1 Timothy 4:14-16
- Saturday: Ephesians 6: 10-15
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 called us to resist all evil, injustice, and oppression empower us to live that vow made at our baptism and sustain us with love. Amen.