Prayer for International Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2020
Being a transgender is a gift:
Thank you, God,
For changing our sadness and tiredness into courage,
For giving us the courage to tell people that we weren't boys/girls,
Even though it made some people get mad,
For teaching us to love ourselves as we are,
For giving us the gift of honesty,
For letting our outside be like our inside,
For giving us the courage to be ourselves.
God, remind us of our plenitude,
Remind us of the gift we are to the world due to our infinitely complex diversity,
Remind us of the ancient times when transgender people were priests and shamans,
Because people knew we were a gift.
So may it be.
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY
KASUMI TAKARA (she, her, hers)
Member of São Paulo ICM (MCC), Brazil