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A Prayer for Transgender Justice

We are holy. We are sacred. We are divine.

A Prayer: We are holy. We are sacred. We are divine.
A Prayer: We Are Holy. We Are Sacred. We Are Divine.

Our Friend, Our Creator and Source:

 

We come to you with words of grief,

but also, silent rage. We know that You

have made us and called us:

 

We are trans. And we are holy.

We are intersex. And we are sacred.

We are gender-diverse. And we are divine.

 

We know that Justice is 

always on the side of the 

Oppressed. Stay on our side now, 

Creator. Call your people

to this place. Remind them

that Love is 

more than saying. 

Love is being and doing.

 

This government may try to

find ways to outlaw our existence.

Help us to lift up that higher law. The Truth 

that each and all of us exist 

as a complete expression of humanity.

 

And help us both to heal and to rise. A people

marked by difference, but chosen by ourselves

and each other, to be known, to be recognized,

Beloved and belonging, Unitarian Universalists.

 

We are trans. And we are holy.

We are intersex. And we are sacred.

We are gender-diverse. And we are divine.

 

For all these things,

we give thanks and say,

Amen.

About the Author

  • The Rev. Theresa I. Soto is the newly called senior minister of First Unitarian Church of Oakland, California, and the author of Spilling the Light: Meditations on Hope and Resilience (Skinner House, 2019).

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