Every February, the Methodist church joins in with the LGBT+ history month. A series of blogs are published over the 4 weeks on the Methodist in Britain website. The link is given below.
Before the blogs appear, Pam Gold our EDI officer here on the Isle of Man and also coordinator of the Solidarity circle for LGBT+ across connexion has published a prayer. This has also been recorded on video, both can be seen on the link. The prayer is listed below.
LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH
Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
We praise you creator God for creating all in your image, an image of pure love.
God of love, we pray for your forgiveness where we have fallen short of your call to mirror your love to others.
God of Love, as we prepare to celebrate LGBT History Month we hold before you those who bear the scars of rejection, isolation, and feelings of unworthiness. We pray for your healing touch.
God of Love, we give thanks for all the work undertaken in "God, in love unites us." We give thanks for the courage of those from the LGBT community who have shared their stories, their lives, and their ministries within the Church.
We give thanks for those who have been open to change as the Church took the journey of discovery, culminating in the decision to be fully inclusive. We give you thanks for the grace shown by all.
God of love, we pray for the continuing work of the Church as we encourage all to fully embrace the diversity of our siblings.
God of all
God for all
God within all,
We praise you.