Leading up to the Special Council on Human Sexuality in April, the Reformed Church in America has published a series of 21 devotionals to help the denomination and participants prepare. We encourage all Room for All supporters to sign up to receive these devotionals via email and follow along as we pray for the church and particularly those LGBTQ people who are participating.
In addition, Room for All has commissioned a series of 21 Inclusive Prayers and Devotionals written by supporters and friends of Room for All to coincide with and complement the RCA’s series. We will publish those here on OUTsights over the next 21 days.
These readings and prayers are solely the words and opinions of each guest writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of Room for All, their staff, or the board.
A prayer by Rev. Daniel Carlson
O God of love,
thank you for your welcome,
your ever open arms of embrace.
Thank you for the order of this cosmos
and those realities that mysteriously unfold.
Thank you for the unimaginable multi-valency of you grace,
and those who courageously name and embody their identity.
Bless us, one and all, with affection for all life, created and sustained by you.
Enlarge our hearts, illumine our minds, and direct our actions,
that we may see, sense, and serve in ways that give life.
Convict our devaluing of others in thought, word, or deed.
Lead us in the way of Christ, empower of your Spirit,
for the reformation of your church,
the blessing of this world,
and your glory, O Lord.