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O Infinite Love, help me face this day.
My heart weeps with fear of violence, of invisibility, of hatred.
Open me to beauty and wholeness, to love and laughter.
I am enough. We are enough.
I live in the sacred in-between. I embody the connectivity and allness of the Infinite. May I remember that I am inherently sacred by my existence.
The earth is filled with magnificent diversity of which I am a small piece. May I remember I am a part of the spectacular beauty of a diverse world dependent on that diversity—my existence—for its survival.
When I feel lost, may I hold to the earth and to community.
When I feel invisible, may I have the strength to shout joyous gratitude from the rooftops for all who have seen me.
When violence is before me, I ask for grace through the next moment.
When I feel connected, may I share my love with those around me.
When I feel seen, my I see others in need.
When I am secure, may I rise up for the security of others.
O Infinite Love, I sit within you and shine you out to the world that we may know grace even when we do not live up to our most grounded values. We are life and we are lives worth living and my life is valuable as all lives are valuable.
O Infinite Love, thank you for the gift of the transcendent both, all, And, Infinite, liminal, glue, connectivity. May I rest in that transcendent space today and for all the days to come. Aho, amin, ashe.
Prayer by the Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe.
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The Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe serves as interim minister at the First Unitarian Church of Alton, Illinois. Wolfe is a member of Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and serves on the Steering Committee for Transgender Religious professional Unitarian Universalists Together (TRUUST).
Kenneth Sutton is managing editor of UU World.
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