Make us in your likeness:
that we might disrupt what is taken for granted,
and be challengers of the status quo
that privileges the normative
white, straight, able-bodied.
Nourish us with the stories of our forebears:
that their actions might fuel prophetic imaginations
in our own time.
Equip and empower us
to work for a common good
that is expansive and diverse.
Make us your people, O God:
people of imagination,
people of justice,
people of vision,
people of action.
In your holy, disruptive name we pray.
Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. She works as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice, and is a PhD student at the University of Auckland in the counselling department.
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