Dear MCC Pastors,
The new MCC Office of Outreach is pleased to provide this sample prayer for service(s) this weekend in observance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), always scheduled for 17 May of each year. We ask you to please take a moment in Sunday’s service(s) to make your congregation aware of this global event. More information can be found here.
Blessings and Peace,
Your MCC Office of Outreach Team
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, Jason O’Neill, and Angel Collie
Whose love wraps around us,
May we be open to your gentle nudges
Calling us to love one another
As you love us.
As we approach this time
Of honoring and celebrating diversity
In all its forms,
May IDAHO events happening around the world
Be surrounded with peace and safety.
May the IDAHO actions be effective in
Moving world leaders to respect, protect, and support all humanity.
Keep those who live and work, courageously
On the margins of society, free from harm.
Help them to find strength in knowing they are not alone.
We pray that all people can be free
To love who we choose,
To be truly who we are,
And to walk without fear
Wherever we may be.
Help us to be open to difference
And to be united in hope.
We ask this and more
In your many names,