Almighty God, you know the heart and mind of every person, and (yet) you love them, including me. As I seek to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in all its forms, may I never resist your love, wherever it is to be found and however it shows up. Grant me the strength and clarity to proclaim Your love for all of Your children and to co-work with You for a world where diversity is celebrated and welcomed, not feared and punished. When I am weary and need to rest, may I find my rest in You. In the name of Jesus, the Christ. Amen.
Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)
- Sunday: 1 John 4:16-21
- Monday: Psalm 61:1-5
- Tuesday: John 11:17-46
- Wednesday: Exodus 3:1-12
- Thursday: Ephesians 6:10-17
- Friday: Isaiah 55:1-13
- Saturday: Matthew 12:9-14
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 the forces of exclusion and know here and now the love of Christ.
May the God of ultimate peace and power be always before us, beside us, within us, and behind us. Amen.