The Table

Oh, St. Joan,

You were called by God¬†beyond your culture’s concepts of gender

to be more fully, and wonderfully yourself

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance

be with all those who have been killed, as you were killed

for being brave enough to be themselves.

Welcome them into the communion of saints

and pray for the peace of their families and friends.

You, who led your people:

Lead us now into a world where no one needs to be afraid

In their homes, in their neighborhoods, or in their churches

For being who they are, fearfully and wonderfully made by God

St Joan, pray for us.


© Copyright, Christine Haider-Winnett 2012. You can learn more about Transgender Day of Rememberance on the New Ways Ministry blog.

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