Eucharistic Prayer for Gay Pride Week - 2005
Around this table Jesus makes a place for everybody
Straight and gay, clergy and lay, young and young at heart
For the circle of our Creator is wider than the universe
For those outstretched arms embrace all of creation
They embrace you
And they embrace me.
For that circle is the rainbow given by the Holy One
The rainbow of life refracted through the eyes of the Divine
Giving colours and combinations, sizes and shapes
To the beauty that is creation.
For this circle is large enough for everyone
And small enough to make us welcome
For this circle holds all of us together
For this circle has no beginning nor end.
For it is fashioned by the hands of God
As each one of us has been turned on the great potter’s wheel
Who has taken our souls and woven them together into the seamless garment that is the
beauty of humanity.
For the fire of love burns deep in our bodies
For the fire of love burns deep in our souls
Searing us, warming us, changing us,
Blessing our bodilyness, our forms, our limbs, our lives
Calling us together as children of the Divine,
Made in the image and likeness of God.
Who gave us the gift of Jesus,
His flesh of God’s flesh,
Our blood of his blood
Who called us together to love and to care for one another.
He cared that we loved, not who we loved.
He called us together to be his friends,
Celebrating the presence of God, making the circle ever wide,
And he blessed all of us and said “this is my body”
Take my body
‘this is my blood’
be part of my life
And so we celebrate together the rich fabric of creation,
Holding the circle against those who would break it,
Holding fast to compassion for one another
Because She calls us
To love unconditionally
So that all people may take their place around the table of Jesus.
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