[#source] In the often toxic discourse around transgender issues, Christians would do well to remember that God is not “a male” or “a female”, in that God obviously transcends gender.
Therefore, transgender Christians may well hold unique and valuable insights into the nature of God that would otherwise be lacking in the church at large.
As Beth Malena says: “If the church learns to see transgender Christians as perpetually disabled and in need of their benevolence, they risk forgetting that they are siblings in Christ, valuable community members with gifts and knowledge to contribute.”
And so let us pray.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀:
Our Mother and Father, our beloved parent, in whom we move and breathe and have our being,
The hallowing of your name shines forth in the diversity of your children.
May your peace and love, justice and equality, inclusion and belonging reign here on earth as in heaven.
Grant that our transgender loved ones might have their daily needs met—that they might find gainful employment without discrimination; that they might have access to medical care without fear; that they might have their rights and lives protected, and that they might find a loving community to belong to and call their own.
Forgive us for the ways that we have fallen short and failed your transgender children. Forgive us of the times we turned away, or did not care; for the times we laughed or judged their unique expression of your image; for the times we have misspoken, asked too much, or failed to hear.
As we forgive those who might have failed us.
Lead us away from the temptation to be complacent in the face of injustice. But instead give us courage to stand up and stand with your beloved children. For your love and justice is to be made manifest now and forever.
(prayer by Rev. Kim Sorrells)
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