O God of Pronouns,
We give Praise to the Great One
the one who is identifiable as God
“I am, what I am” you say!
The great They!
The Incarnate He and She–
the God of Trans-Being!
Breastfeeding God of Many Mounds/Breasts*
God of Mountains and Might!
You shatter all stereotypes!
Making every single person, male and female, in your image.
Exactly in your image!
male-and-female, intersex, nonbinary,
Spectrum, rainbow God who put your promise for nonviolence
in the symbol for queer love,
before humanity knew
Because you knew
who had Joseph, who could not sleep with a woman
in a beautiful lady’s cloak, perhaps of rainbow colors,
before we knew,
God of pronouns, who said, you can call me
he or she or they; whatever makes you feel closest to me.
Invisible and Visible God: on this day where visibility is not enough
where celebration, belovedness, affirmation and acceptance is the bare minimum
Remind us that you are the God of Pronouns,
so of course you affirm and celebrate them.
God of Saul/Paul, Jacob/Isaac, Mara/Naomi, Abram and Sarai and Abraham and Sarah–
God of Joseph of the Coat of Many Colors, of the Ethiopian Eunuch of the Virgin Mary,
God of all the found families in the Bible.
Remind us that you affirm us in our full identity: Name, Pronoun, Found Family, All of it.
And for this we give you thanks and praise, to the great I am, the great They/Them.
Thank you God!
Feel Free to use/adapt/share with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta
*In Hebrew the word we often translate as Almighty means God of many mounds which can mean the God of many mountains (places to worship) or the God of many breasts (places to get nourishment)