Sing to the Lord a new song, praise God’s Holy Name.
For another child has claimed their name and identity!
Sing with thanksgiving and pray for protection! For every single person who has to defend and define and redefine on a regular basis. May they feel protected and loved.
Send out the birth announcement, for God’s beloved has found more beauty in themselves to rejoice in!
God, we know you are beyond binary. Black and white are but human lines drawn in the sand. He, she, they, xi, ze, zir, hir, co and ey; You know and recognize and use all of the pronouns! Your name is a pronoun! You are the great I am, the we, the they that is God!
Whenever we discover the complexity, mystery and variety of gender and attraction, we will rejoice.
We will say–we have a God whose image is reflected in the beauty of both Laverne and Elliot. Mighty and Bounteous God, you are the right God for us.
For you created them…
….and they are wonderfully and fiercely made.
God who calls each and every one of us by our living name,
We give thanks for all the beauty* of the earth,
especially that beauty* that is encapsulated in the uniqueness an plurality that is the queer+ community.
We praise you God for this creative work of your hands, today and everyday.
Feel free to use/adapt with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta
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