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A prayer from a place of anger

God, I am angry[1] today.
I have been angry before.
I fear I will be angry again.

God, I am an angry
because of the shooting
at Club Q in Colorado Springs.

God, I am angry
on behalf of your beloved children
who were killed.

God, I am angry
on behalf family and friends
who grieve the death of individuals they loved.

God, I am angry
on behalf of your beloved children
who were wounded in body, mind, and spirit.

God, I am angry
at the hate that some people carry
and the violence it can inspire.

God, I am angry
at how your LGBTQIA+ children, made in your image,
are marginalized, harassed, discriminated against and targeted.

God, I am angry
to hear that Club Q was one of the few safe spaces for your LGBTQIA+ children.
Where the [colorful metaphor deleted] were the followers of Jesus?

God, I stand in awe and give thanks for
the patrons of Club Q
who stopped the shooter.

God, I am grateful
for first responders
who provided care to individuals in need.

God, I ask guidance and strength
for medical personnel
who will co-operate with you to bring about healing.

God, I recommit
to work to overcome hate
and to seek to address gun violence.

God, I will act,
but for today,
I am angry.

Amen.


[1] Substitute your favorite “colorful metaphor” each time “angry’ is used – or whenever you choose to express your anger more bluntly.

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12 June 2022

Stretching. Gym in the Apartment. Walking. Germantown.
The Greatest – Sia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Hands – Various Artists
Love Make the World Go Round – Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Pulse – Chakra Khan
Not Myself – Sharon Van Etten
Razade Mi Colores – Ricky Martin
I Know a Place – MUNA
Misirlou – Kumbia Queers
Here in Spirit – Jim James
Beautiful Strangers – Kevin Morby
Pulse – Mel Hsu
Antonio – Bruno Toro
God Bless the Children – TT the Artist
La Yuta – Dani Umpi
Pulse (The City Beautiful) – Zen Fuse Box
Pulse – Melissa Etheridge
I Am Orlando – Alejandra Ribera

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PC(USA) Week of Action – August 25

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, the PC(USA) Week of Action will turn its attention to the LGBTQIA+ community with events including a children’s story time and a poetry and story slam. The Week of Action is designed to bring attention and action to people and communities living under different forms of oppression.

Check out the schedule and watch the events at the Week of Action home page.

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PC(USA) Week of Action

From August 23-29, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will observe a Week of Action. The theme this year is “Shades of Oppression, Resistance and Liberation.” Each day will focus on a crisis or issue facing the people of the world. The week is evocative—it cannot cover every issue. The week also points to the breadth of resistance and liberation work being done by Presbyterians and our partners. Events will be both virtual and potentially in person.

All events will be livestreamed on the Week of Action web page where you can find the schedule with the times of the events (Eastern Daylight time). You are encouraged to watch the events live if possible. Livestreamed events will be presented in English, Korea, and Spanish. Events will be posted at a later date. There will be posts on PC(USA) social media – Facebook and Twitter.

Here is the scheduled of themes for the week:

Monday, August 23: Middle East … Our Peace

Tuesday, August 24: Vivencias Hispano-Latinas: Unidad en Cristo AND Systemic and Racialized Poverty

Wednesday, August 25: LGBTQIA+ Resilience

Thursday, August 26: No More Stolen Relatives: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People

Friday, August 27: AAPI Resilience, Resistance, Power & Affirmation

Saturday, August 28: Black Lives Matter

Sunday, August 29: Gun Violence Response and Recognition

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