The prayer below comes from a monthly Stewardship Newsletter that I receive. After the tragedy in Orlando last week, it reminded me who we are called to be and gave me hope.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You came to bring peace and
You sent your Spirit to heal the separation
and to reveal how it is possible for women
to overcome their differences
and celebrate their unity
through your body and blood.
You revealed your Father
as the Father of all people;
a Father who cares for every single
and embraces them with love
It is that love and mercy, made manifest
by your cross,
that shines your light on us all, creates
offers a new way of living, and brings a
that is a sign of hope.
Give us the courage to live your
even when it brings risk,
to share your word vibrantly even if it
leads to scorn,
and to respond to others generously
even when we feel like holding back.
Show us the way to live as good stewards
of your presence among us, and in doing so,
may we shine your light on a darkened world.