A Prayer For Wanderers is a blessing, a benediction, a wish, a gift.
We know that following Jesus can be hard and it can be even harder when you are LGBTQ+. It can feel isolating and lonely. We want you to know that you are not alone, that you have not wandered off of the path, that you are exactly where you need to be. This year, this month, today. This moment you are exactly where you need to be.
Know that wherever you are on your journey, all of us in Sanctuary Collective are waiting to walk with you; through the good and the bad, through celebrations and triumphs and through heartbreak and loss. We can’t wait to meet you. You belong here.
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A Prayer for Wanderers
God of the seekers and dreamers, the disaffected and disillusioned, the worn out and burnt out, the rejected and leavers…
We ask for blessings as we travel, as we doubt, as we meander.
We ask for the grace to leave when necessary, to come home when we can, to create new homes when we need to.
We ask for protection of our souls from those who don’t understand, who judge, who mock.
We ask for the fortitude to undertake the journey even when it’s scary (or, maybe, especially when it’s scary).
We know that as we wander we are not alone and as Tolkien says that “Not all who wander are lost”. We know that sometimes we have to leave the confines of what we knew to see the truth, to hear Your voice, to find out what to do next.
We pray you lead us where we need to go, by whatever route it takes. We pray for new ways to see You, to understand new ways of being in the world. We pray for healing and for redemption, and, where possible, reconciliation.
We pray for all of this so we can know wholeness, know our bodies, know each other, know You.
And be found.
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