even while Scripture is used as a weapon against us,
enlighten us with your Word of Spirit and Truth.
Help us to find your Spirit at work
in the most difficult passages.
Transform us and place your seal upon our hearts,
and may we use your law for love.
Equip us with minds, bodies and hearts
for your work toward the holy reign
of justice, love and peace.
Human Rights Campaign’s Out In Scripture series for the Revised Common Lectionary