Hey all! The other mod of this blog, Quinn, asked me to send out a prayer request for her – she is coming out to her parents tomorrow (Tuesday April 18, some time after 4pm US Eastern time) and moving out of their house. She needs prayers before, during, and after the event.
She knows from past experience with them that they are not going to accept her being bi and being with someone who’s not a guy (I’m not sure whether we’ve clarified it on this blog, but she and I are in a committed relationship). Thus, she’d appreciate prayers that they at least listen to what she has to say and that they can part on somewhat peaceful terms, with hope of their acceptance in the future.
I’ve written a prayer below that you can use to pray for her, if your own words don’t come easy. And if you aren’t the praying type, good vibes are also appreciated. Thank you so much, from both of us!!
God of Love,
How painful it is when those we love most, and who love us deeply, do not accept and love every aspect of who we are.
In the search to be fully known by her parents, be with Quinn. She is in desperate need of strength and courage, the right words and reception, hope and patience. Hold her close to you, under the protection of your wings and in the warmth of your heart, as she comes out and attempts to hold a conversation with her parents. Open their ears, their minds, their hearts to her words, even if the path to acceptance is slow-going. Thank you for their love for Quinn – direct that love towards understanding; use it to kindle a desire for your Truth, which affirms all your children in all our diversity. And be with her brother too, as he grapples with the same struggle to accept his sister and love her as she is. We pray that one day, she and her family will be reconciled and truly whole.
As Quinn moves out from her parents’ house and into a new apartment, bless that new space. May it ring richly with joy and laughter, and shelter her from all harm. O Spirit of New Beginnings, the future is cloudy and fearful for Quinn right now – walk with her, be her light. Provide for her needs as they arise, and never leave her devoid of supportive friends.
For your constant presence in the midst of our struggles, we praise you, Yeshua, whose Spirit continues to live among us, transforming pain into healing and small deaths into new, full, and eternal Life.