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Jesus who loved the Samaritan woman,

outcast proclaimer of your name,

let us love and support all those

who proclaim your name

to the gay and lesbian community.

God of light

and God of mystery,

give us the faith to see you

in the grey dimness

of this time.

Give us the heart to hear,

I believe in God

who made us all

and whose divinity

infuses all of life

with the sacred.

Dear God, creator of women in your own image,

born of a woman in the midst of a world half women,

carried by women to mission fields around the globe,

Loving God,

lead us beyond ourselves

to care and protect,

to nourish and shape,

to challenge and energize

both the life and the world

Great God, who has told us

“Vengeance is mine,”

save us from ourselves,

save us from the vengeance in our hearts

and the acid in our souls.

Loving God, You who dwell in our hearts, make for us a cave there in which to hear your voice more distinctly, feel your care more tenderly, understand your will more clearly, and come to know your

May your journey

through the questions of life

bring you to a new moment of awareness.

May it be

an enlightening one.

May you find