Monday, November 13, 2023

May God Remember Us - A Prayer for Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023

A new prayer for Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20...

 

God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Jacob when they wrestled with the Angel         

May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Joseph when they were in the pit
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Dina in the womb,
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor, Judge Devorah when they led Israel in war
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Yael when they defeated the enemy general Sisera,
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Judith when they defeated the enemy general Holofornes
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor the Queen of Sheba when they impressed King Solomon
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered the people of Corinth when they challenged the gender norms of wearing their hair,
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our asexual ancestor Mary Magdalene,
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Mary, who learned at the feet of Jesus
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestor Joan of Arc at Orleans,
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestors at Dewey’s and Compton’s riots
            May God answer us
 
God, who answered our genderqueer ancestors at Stonewall
            May God answer us
 
God, who answers us in the face of unprecedented hate and vitriol
            May God answer us



Rabbah Rona Matlow, DMin (Candidate) © 2023

Derived from the Selihah, prayer for forgiveness מי שענהMi She’anah – The One Who Answered. Original found in Rav Amram Gaon’s Siddur.

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