We praise you God for you have made

A prayer of appreciation for the creative intentions of God.

We praise you God for you have made

A world of such variety;

A world of color, light and shade,

Of varied sexuality.


We come as ones who love you, God,

In many different frames and ways.

Indulge us, help us find a place

To share your loving, daring days.


We hold each other, hold us now

And never, ever let us go

God, give us generosity

That we may share the love we know.


By Andrew Pratt, Courage To Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community, Compiled by Geoffrey Duncan, The Pilgrim Press, Cleveland 2002.

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