Back-To-School Blessing for LGBTQ Students

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Lord, today I pray for the LGBTQ kids headed back to school.

May each of these children know that you are with them. May they feel your love surrounding them as they go about their days. May they encounter students, teachers, and administrators who will treat them with respect and dignity. May they express themselves without despair or shame.

Lord, let the LGBTQ children learn the curriculum that will help them become more well-rounded adults, but also learn of the kindness and compassion of those with whom they interact.

Help them to encounter more fairness than bigotry,
more courage than fear,
more love than hate.

In the halls,
let them feel protected.

In their classes,
let them feel understood.

In their activities,
let them feel accepted.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Amen.

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About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.
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One Response to Back-To-School Blessing for LGBTQ Students

  1. I keep coming back to reread this. My son starts highschool on Monday. Thank you for this prayer that brings me comfort.

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