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.