Consider today part two of “A Prayer For My LGBTQ Kin” by Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer [they/he] | @mmrohrer
“When we cannot hear you,
love more tangibly
silence violent voices of opposition
whip advocates into a frenzy
fill us with memories of times when we felt closer to you
and love us anyway
as we were
as we are
as we are becoming
as we wish we could be in a safer time and place
as you know us
as we seek to know ourselves.
Remind us of the victories our ancestors won,
with their storytelling and coming out,
with their lobbying and work from the inside,
with bricks and sugar shakers thrown through windows of oppression
Help us to live and act with bravery,
working within and without,
educating ourselves and those around us,
so that we can do the work generations to come need us to do.
Stir up our hearts,
so that we always remain on our tiptoes
looking for additional ways
we can remove the barriers unjustly placed in front of our LGBTQ kin,
especially those embodying multiple intersectional identities.
Make us plumbers,
capable of unclogging all the places
where the ever-flowing stream of justice has been dammed up or clogged.
Be palpably present with us when we dance,
and enjoy the sensations
of the creation you declare good.