A prayer in response to the killing of members of the LGBTI community in Orlando

A prayer in response to the killing of members of the LGBTI community in Orlando from Darlington District Chair and President of the Methodist Conference 2013-2014, the Revd Ruth Gee:

Loving God,
Parent of all,
No-one is nameless before you.
We name before you now;
The LGBTI community who have been devastated by the horror in Orlando;
each person who died, was injured or has been bereaved.
Their names are written on the palm of your hand.
We name them and we pray for them.
And, lest we forget or ignore it,
We name the hatred and homophobia that destroys life.
We name it and we stand against it
Because you offer fullness of life
and we are your rainbow people.
We name these and pray for justice and peace.
Good Shepherd, you know your sheep by name
As we walk through the darkest valley,
We trust in you.

 

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