On this 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we lift our prayers to All that is Holy.
We pray for women.
We pray for women whose daily struggles make it difficult for them to claim their God-given power to make decisions.
We pray for women to realize their own sacredness and to honor it by being true to themselves.
We pray for women who always place others' needs before their own.
We pray for women who believe the lie that men are superior.
We pray for women who suffer the injustices of low wages, inadequate healthcare, and poor childcare.
We pray for women who fear their own lovers.
We pray for women who travel hundreds of miles to obtain an abortion.
We pray for women who risk their own lives in their efforts to help other women.
We pray for women whose bodies can't support a healthy pregnancy.
We pray for women who are denied parenting through adoption.
We pray for women who keep secrets because they fear banishment by their community.
We pray for women who face discrimination in the workplace, the legislature, the military, and the bank.
We pray for all women to be strong and brave, to find their voices and tell their truths.
We pray for all the women of every nation to be treated as full human beings.
We pray these things to the Divine Feminine Presence that loves, nurtures, and connects all women.
The Reverend Rebecca Turner