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Worship Resources for Healthcare

Prayer Loving and caring God, you desire that all human beings flourish and thrive. We pray today for the leaders and lawmakers in the United States as they make decisions about healthcare that will affect millions of people. Inspire them to seek the common good, looking past ideologies and parties. We pray for vulnerable people […]

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Responsive Reading on Access to Health Care

Responsive Reading/Affirmation Today we affirm that health and wholeness are religious values. We affirm the sacred value of caring for our bodies and minds.  Our faith teaches us to care for those in need, consider the welfare of all people, and side with those who are poor, marginalized, and vulnerable. We call for a religious and […]

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Worship Resources for National Weekend of Prayer

(If you are taking part in the National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice, please let us know here.) Worship Resources Responsive Reading Please feel free to adapt for your context. We call for a religious and moral commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice. We affirm that life is sacred. It must never be […]

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National Coming Out Day Worship Resources

A Litany for National Coming Out Day You are invited to modify this litany for your particular worship context. You may choose to use a bidding and response at the end of each petition that is part of your tradition, such as “God in your mercy, hear our prayer.” As our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and […]

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Worship Resources for National Weekend of Prayer

National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry (If you are taking part in the National Weekend of Prayer, please let us know here.) Worship Resources Responsive Reading Please feel free to adapt for your context. We believe that humans are created in and for relationship and that sexuality is a life-giving and life-fulfilling […]

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Gilead Sabbath Responsive Readings

Gilead Sabbath ›› Worship Resources ›› Responsive Reading Responding to the experiences of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and across the globe is at the core of the Gilead Sabbath Initiative. By incorporating a responsive reading into your service, your community embodies response in its worship. Feel free to modify this responsive reading as best suits your community and context Responsive Reading […]

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A Responsive Reading Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

We are grateful for the gift of our lives and the gift of others in our lives. Each of us is created with dignity and worth. We are called to love each other and to do nothing to others that we would find hateful to ourselves. We honor the many ways that people live and […]

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A Responsive Reading Based on the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing

Sexuality is God’s life-giving and life-fulfilling gift. We celebrate our sexuality as central to our humanity and as integral to our spirituality. We suffer because of the pain, brokenness, oppression and loss of meaning that too many experience about their sexuality. We celebrate the goodness of creation, our bodies and our sexuality. We suffer when […]

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Responsive Readings on Reproductive Justice

Rachel Sabbath on International Women’s Day: A Responsive Reading We honor the world’s women. We renew our commitment to equality for women and girls. We suffer because too many women around the world are coerced into childbearing, early marriages, and sex trafficking. We bear witness to the women and girls around the world who endure illness, violence and […]

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Worship Resources on Reproductive Justice

Prayer We come together in a desire for equality and justice for all people. We pray for the health and well-being of all women, especially those who lack full access to all forms of healthcare. Inspire us to work for justice, so that no barrier of status or income may divide us, and so that all […]

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