God of Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ Kids

Because Trans Lives are Sacred

God of Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ Kids
Change every politicians mind
For I do not understand their hearts of stone

I still do not understand the state sanctioned and sponsored violence that takes children

From first Disabled kids, Then Native American families, then Black and Brown families,

And now Trans Kids from their families

But Jesus descendant of and Rahab,

Prophet chased out of Egypt like Moses, Child of the lineage of Jesse like Esther.

You know & You know, how important family is..Both blood family and found family.

Lord God you know that government cannot define your name or your family and when you are asked these things so often you reply:

What do you say?

Because you know the truth, and God knows the truth of your identity and no one can take that away from you.

But that doesn’t mean that the jeers and stones do not hurt

when they are thrown at you—”Let those without sin throw the first stone.”

Lord I’m a little bit lost at what to pray for right now (bc I’m so ANGRY) except to pray for my trans brothers & sisters and non-binary siblings

Because you God are trans! Making male and female, all of the varieties in between, each in your image. And proclaiming each and every individual GOOD! exactly as they are.

Protect those who are trans* and gender no conforming, help their families and defeat our enemies as only you can I pray. Amen.

Feel free to share/adapt/use with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta

3 Replies to “God of Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ Kids”

  1. This touches my heart and spirit deeply. So very True! Thank you for sharing these these powerful words for those who have eyes to see and open hearts of flesh. I have some historic questions that in no way effect this Truth. I question the historical order of the list of stolen children? It might be that Indigenous, Black and Brown children were targeted first. Then, I don’t understand how Jesus was a descendant of Rahab. I admit these are not germane to the power of this poem. They simple are stumbling blocks for me. Again, thank you for this timely prayer of lament.

    1. Yeah, I definitely understand how some of this might be up for debate. I like that it’s accepted in the spirit it was given 🙂 I think its hard to place all of this in appropriate context, all I can say is I did my best from my perspective but I am limited and human.

      1. Yeah, aren’t we all?! My prayers of lament (and maybe most of my prayers) are disorderly, incoherent and not fit for publication. But Godde hears our lament (and prayers in general) and knows our point. I certainly don’t mean to discount ANY of your prayer since it’s so beautifully raw, honest and true. I plan to share it because of that. Again, thank you!

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