We come to you in prayer
Sometimes in thought.
Sometimes in word.
Sometimes in song.
Sometimes in dance.
You hear us no matter how we come.
You rejoice in our diversity.
You delight in our differences.
Help us to be at peace with ourselves and with each other.
Give us courage to challenge all that gets in the way of peace.
Give us strength to rise up again and again against violence.
Give us wisdom to move forward when others try to pull us back.
May we know your presence as we rise each day.
May your spirit guide each one of us as we work to serve Metropolitan Community Churches around the world.
May your healing touch anoint us as we lay down to sleep.
Before us, behind us, between us.
You are always present.