Friday, 24 June 2016

A Post-Referendum Prayer of Lament

O Boundless God,
You are found in dust and tears and wilderness!
You are found in feast and rejoicing and joy!

We sing to you a song of lament and anger,
The music of gall and spark,
Our pain at a diminished world.

Bring us into solidarity with you 
Who breaks borders
Who blesses the alien, the poor and despised.

O Divine Other, whose face is love,
Whose love challenges our fear,
Travel with us as we travel with you.

Hear our lament, our loss, our hope,
Through the crucified and risen one,
Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

A Prayer for Orlando

Passionate God, Fierce Indwelling Love,
whose hunger for peace and justice
extends through the heights and depths of Creation.

We cry out for peace and respect in a violent world,
we commit ourselves to unconditional love.
We stand in furious solidarity with queer people
in Orlando and around the world,
and ask, ‘How Long, O Lord?’

O Fierce Indwelling Love,
may your passion for justice, mercy and love
make us unafraid of the other within,
and joyous in our celebration of your Rainbow People.

Through the One whose Love
Knows no limit, whose mercy is unbound, Jesus Christ. Amen.

RM 12.06.2016