Today is a national Day of Remembrance for transgender persons. We offer this prayer:
Fierce and Tender God,
in whose image all persons are made,
we remember your children whose identities do not conform
to simplistic gender labels.
In these days of intolerance and violence, hear their cries.
Surround them with your protection
and reassure them with your peace.
May they find in us true friends
and in this church a reliable sanctuary;
through Jesus Christ
in whose name we are baptized
neither male nor female
but as one beloved family of God. Amen.