Prayer for the church for IDAHOBIT

Today in our service we marked IDAHOBIT. To understand why we do this, read this. And if you are LGBTIQA+, know that you are welcome at Sanctuary, just as you are. 

Infinitely Diverse God: Through your Son Jesus, you showed  love and regard for marginalised people. As we gather on this International Day against Homophobia, Bisexism, Intersexism and Transphobia, gather into your loving arms all those who feel they cannot gather with a church because of their sexuality or gender; all those who feel they must conceal their true self to be part of a church; and all those the church has rejected or lost. Gather them, Lord, because the church has failed: and bring us all into your loving communion, we pray. In the name of the one who came to reconcile all people: Jesus Christ, our Lord: Amen.

Prayer written for Sanctuary, 17 May 2020 © Sanctuary, 2020. Free to use for the purpose of worship. We also used a prayer posted at Equal Voices Queensland facebook page, which you can read here, plus of course free prayers during the prayers of the people. Image credit: Kristel Hayes on Unsplash. 

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