Gracious, loving God, we believe all persons
are created in Your image.
We believe all of us belong to Your family.
We are Your kin-dom on earth.
Our hearts are heavy as some people
attempt to exclude from Your family
our daughters and sons who are
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
We are pained by the brokenness in Your family
Inspired by Your unconditional love for all of us,
we believe our families are Fortunate Families
because all our children are created in Your image.
Inspire us with Your Spirit and bless us with energy
to be witnesses of love and compassion,
so justice may flow like a river
throughout our church and world.
We sing out with joy as Your ambassadors
of peace and love now and in the future.