Prayers for National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice

Muslim Prayer

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful, the One who created us as a diverse people in diverse communities. You teach us that diversity is a blessing and invite us to come to know one another. Help us to embody your teachings in our lives and our community. Guide and strengthen us as we seek to answer your call to resist all forms of injustice. This weekend, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that will affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people across the country, we pray for justice. You teach us that there is no compulsion in religion. We pray that the Court will not allow religious beliefs to be used as a justification for discrimination. We lament that too often the lives, rights, and freedom of LGBTQ people have not been valued in our communities and our society. Give the Supreme Court justices a spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they may discern what is right. Guide our community toward an enduring justice. Grant us the courage to reach out to those who have been harmed by religion. Bless us as we seek to live in a world where people are free from injustice, violence, and discrimination.

Jewish Prayer

Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Sovereign of the Universe. You created all human beings b’tzelem Elohim, endowing us with inherent dignity and worth. You call us to honor the dignity and worth of others in our lives and our communities, resisting all forms of injustice. This weekend, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that will affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people across the country, we pray for justice. We lament that too often the lives, rights, and freedom of LGBTQ people have not been valued in our communities and our society. Give the justices a spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they may discern what is right. Guide our community toward an enduring justice. Give us the courage to reach out to all those who have been harmed by religion. Bless us as we seek to live in a world where people are free from injustice, violence, and discrimination. Amen.

Unitarian Universalist Prayer

Spirit of Life, we know you by many names or by no name at all. We affirm that all people are endowed with inherent dignity and worth and that we are called to treat each other in ways that honor and value that worth. We seek to embody those values in our lives and in our community. We also acknowledge that we are called to resist all forms of injustice. This weekend, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that will affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people across the country, we pray for justice. We lament that too often the lives, rights, and freedom of LGBTQ people have not been valued in our communities and our society. Give the Justices a spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they may discern what is right. Guide our community toward an enduring justice. Give us the courage to reconcile with those who have been harmed by religion. Bless us as we seek to live in a world where people are free from injustice, violence, and discrimination. Amen.

Christian Prayer

Loving God, source of all creation, you endowed all people with inherent dignity and worth, and you invite us to treat each other in ways that honor and value that worth. In this season of Advent, as we wait for a time when your Divine Justice will be made incarnate, we commit to seeking justice in our lives and our communities. This weekend, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that will affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people across the country, we pray that your justice will prevail. We lament that too often the lives, rights, and freedom of LGBTQ people have not been valued in our communities and our society. We pray for LGBTQ people as they await a decision from the court on whether their rights will be protected. We also lift up the justices of the Supreme Court. Give them a spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they may discern what is right. Guide us all as we seek your justice here on earth, and give us the courage to reconcile with those who have been harmed by religion. We ask your blessing as we seek to co-create a world where people are free from injustice, violence, and discrimination. Amen.

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