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LGBT Prayers for the Lambeth Conference 2008: A Call for Manuscripts

  • To: Bishops Deputies Discussion <BishopsDeputies@hobd.org>
  • Subject: LGBT Prayers for the Lambeth Conference 2008: A Call for Manuscripts
  • From: Louie Crew <>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:28:00 -0500

I intend to publish "LGBT Prayers for the Lambeth Conference 2008." Please 
write prayers to be considered for this collection and send them to me by 
private email: Louie Crew 

I expect to publish at least one prayer for each of the 19 days of the 
Conference (July 16-August 3), and possibly more than one prayer for some 
of the days. I will publish with each prayer the author's name, parish, 
and diocese. The deadline to be considered is May 1st.

"LGBT Prayers for the Lambeth Conference 2008" will not identify the 
writer's sexual orientation. Submit only if you are comfortable that many 
readers will presume for you an lgbt orientation. At one point Riverside 
Church in NYC provided sanctuary for refugees. To prevent government 
officials from seizing refugees, William Sloan Coffin passed out 
head-sized brown paper bags with holes for the eyes and mouth, to be worn 
by any who felt a need, always including several who were actually not 
refugees. All who are not lgbt will be considered honorary lgbt persons 
for the purpose of this project.

For example, what prayer would you write as "A Primate's Prayer for LGBTs" 
aware that many primates may never have prayed for lgbts specifically? 
Taking my cues from Jesus, I might write, "God of all mercy, use the same 
standard in judging my sins that I use in judging lesbians, gays, 
bisexuals and the transgendered. Teach me to love my lgbt neighbors as 
much as I love myself. Bless all of the lgbt persons who are dear to me, 
most especially _____, _____, _____....."

Even so come, Lord Jesus.


Louie Crew, 377 S. Harrison St., 12d, East Orange, NJ 07018. 973-395-1068


Please share this call for prayers widely. Consider publishing it in your 
parish newsletter and posting it in your parish hall.