Pause + Pray

All Are Welcome in This Place


There has been much debate about human sexuality, especially with regard to religious beliefs and practices. Instead of igniting a fiery and angry discussion, let’s all take a step back for a moment and remember that we’re talking about human beings: real, actual, fallible, wonderful humans. Our faith says that we should love each other. Full stop. No ifs, ands, or buts. Let’s start there and see where it takes us.


God of love, heal our fractured world.
Open our hearts and minds to the goodness
and rich potential found in our LGBTQ family members,
neighbors, coworkers, and fellow parishioners.
Thank you for placing them in our lives.
Gently remind us that it is impossible to love someone
and hate that person at the same time.
When it boils down to that, we know what is right.
We just need the courage which you so freely give when asked.
In gratitude.


The word love is mentioned hundreds of times in the New Testament. Pick one passage related to love and meditate on how to apply it in your life, especially to those you struggle to understand or relate to. Learn ways to respond to our LGBTQ loved ones with respect and compassion.

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