wear it purple prayers

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Joined in 2011
September 8, 2012, 17:11

Hi all,

Friday (just gone) was "wear it purple day – see link.

I thought some of you may like to read the prayers written by Nicole Fleming for inclusion in tomorrow's liturgy at the uniting church she leads in Sydney's Balmain.

Nicole has previously been a guest speaker at the Sydney chapter meeting of f2be.

She has given permission for this to be shared.

"Wear it Purple Prayers”

We are grateful for the vision of young people in our community.

For their efforts to speak against injustice

and to offer hope to those who are bullied.

We give particular thanks for the students behind Wear it Purple day

And their courage to provide hope to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, queer and transgender young people.

May compassion and understanding be offered to all who come out,

To those who are questioning and exploring their sexuality,

For those who are confused or who are struggling to accept themselves.

May they be surrounded by role models who offer them hope,

And communities that surround them with love and grace.

As parents learn more about who their children are,

May they have ears to hear, minds to understand and hearts to love.

May all young people find love and acceptance among their family and friends,

As they explore who they are and who they want to be.

We pray for all young people bullied for their differences,

For young people who feel isolated and lonely.

We ask you to surround them with people who care,

people who will encourage and value the diversity of humanity.

We pray for those who bully,

May their minds be opened to the impact of their actions on others,

May they find loving and just ways to be part of their communities.

As we bring our prayers to you loving God, we do so with conviction and faith,

We do so in the hope that all young people

will discover courage, support,

acceptance and hope in their lives.

I am sure many of you will join with me in saying Amen –


Ann Maree
Joined in 2008
September 8, 2012, 20:35

That's beautiful, Sarab. Nicole is quite a minister and woman, isn't she? 🙂


Ann Maree

Joined in 2012
September 9, 2012, 14:38

Amen to that.

I missed it but I don't think I have anything purple in my wardrobe anyway 🙁 also over here the 7th of September us guys are encouraged to wear blue (and blue face paint) for spreading awareness of prostate cancer, so I don't think I would have been of much help either way :-/ in fact there are quite a few days I'm only starting to realize now, are associated with a particular cause – I didn't even know there was a wear it purple day cause!

Edit: I just opened the 'wear it purple' link, and wow. Tyler Clementi's death happened on the 22nd of September? :O the 22nd of September is the day of my birthday :O I feel so sad now, but in a way I can relate to his story even more than ever, and everytime it is my birthday I shall think of him, as well as Bobby Griffith – these are such tragic stories but hopefully in sharing their story, it will save many lives.


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