AT SUNRISE on the morning the Supreme Court of the United States was to hear the cases on Marriage Equality - March 26, 2013 - leading clergy from all faiths came together for A Prayer for Love & Justice.
This is PART III.
And here is the partial PRAYER BULLETIN, for this segment of the Service:
A Prayer for Love and Justice
Prayers: Liberation, Love & Marriage Equality
... continued ....
Reverend Dr. Dennis Wiley, Co-Pastor, Covenant Baptist, United Church of Christ
Reverend Kären Rasmussen, Minister for Social Justice, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
Music: The Gay Wedding Song (My One & Only) (@ 2:50)
Written and Performed by Todd (Tif) Fernandez
Blessings Of Couples
Reverend Selena Fox, Senior Minister & High Priestess, Circle Sanctuary
The Very Reverend Gary Hall, Dean, Washington National Cathedral, Episcopal
Reverend Jill McCrory, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Twinbrook Baptist Church
(Note: video stops here)
Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Light of Reform Mosque, Muslims for Progressive Values
TEXT of missing footage:
Reverend Jill McCrory,
Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, Twinbrook Baptist Church:
As spring unfolds the dream of the earth,
May you bring each other's hearts to birth.
As the ocean finds calm in view of land,
May you love the gaze of each other's mind.
As the wind arises free and wild,
May nothing negative control your lives.
As kindly as moonlight might search the dark,
So gentle may you be when light grows scarce.
As surprised as the silence that music opens,
May your words for each other be touched with reverence.
As warmly as the air draws in the light,
May you welcome each other's every gift.
As elegant as dream absorbing the night,
May sleep find you clear of anger and hurt.
As twilight harvests all the day's color,
May love bring you home to each other.
Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Light of Reform Mosque, Muslims for Progressive Values:
O God, these couples who will enter or have entered the bonds of Matrimony, love placed between them as thou has placed love and affection between our forebearers since the beginning of time. Peace and blessings on them all, and there be harmony between them as thou has placed harmony and affection between our forebearers. O'God, watchover them, their intentions and actions. Bring them not trials and separation. Bless them and grant their prayers, for thou are the Listener of Prayers.
O'God grant them and us comfort of our years, and give them and us the grace to lead a path of righteousness. O'God, accept our good deeds, accept our repentance, for thou art the Hearer, All-Knowing. Amen.
(... service continued, Part IV, below)
RECORDINGS: There are four YouTube parts to this service, which add up to about 1:20 minutes long. Some parts are missing due to changing cameras, but we hope to get a complete version uploaded soon. This is III of IV.
A PRAYER For LOVE & JUSTICE:
4 Video Clips:
http://bit.ly/ServiceIII (this one)
The complete Prayer Bulletin containing all the names of those offering prayer and song is available here: http://bit.ly/PrayerBulletin
The complete Liturgy with all prayers is available here: http://bit.ly/PrayerLiturgy
ALL SOULS ARE EQUAL. ALL SOULS ARE EQUAL. ALL SOULS ARE EQUAL.