Prayer for those affected by the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

  • June 20, 2016

unnamedThis prayer, shared in worship June 19, was written by Rev. John Edgerton, Old South Church in Boston and first appeared on the Old South Church in Boston Facebook page.


God of music and light, of strobe and disco ball,

God of the pipe organ and the 303 bass machine,

God of Latin chant and Latin rhythm,

God who smiles over night club dance floors,

we remember how you were hated for the wide stretch of your love.

We remember how the hate of the small minded cost you your life.

God, since you know how it feels to be hated simply for being your own fabulous self, please draw close to the people of Orlando.

Please be sheltering, shimmering wings upon every blessed person touched by this tragedy.

Be a mighty fortress, built of pride and courage.

Bless every person who goes out dancing tonight in defiance of hatred.

May every hip, every eyelash, every sequin burn like a star in defiance of hate.