Loving God, as we prepare to observe World AIDS Day we thank you for the multiple advances in care that has been made over the past 30 years. We remember our brothers and sisters that have succumbed to the disease.
We pray for all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS who remain consigned to the margins. Provide them comfort and remove the isolation and fear that creeps in and envelopes them. Help them to remember that you love them just as they are, and that you are always there beside them, watching over them and guiding them.
We ask that you break down the barriers of stigma and shame that leads to isolation and fear. Help us to examine the intersections between poverty, immigration, class, race, sexism and other “isms” that contribute to new diagnoses.
Give us the courage to confront these issues and their intersectionality and “live as people who are free, not using our freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” Amen
prayer submitted by
DR. DAVID WILLIAMS, M.D., M.P.H
INTERIM PASTOR MCC CHRIST THE LIBERATOR
Health and Wellness
Metropolitan Community Churches