by Chett Pritchett, a prayer for Mary Ann Barclay... join the prayer vigil here
who created and is still creating,
who broke bread with us,
who comes to us in a mighty rush of wind,
Comfort those in fear.
Challenge the powers and principalities.
Communicate love, and justice, and peace.
Be with Mary Ann and Annanda, give them strength and hope
Surround the Southwest Texas Board of Ordained Ministry, speak a word to them.
Uplift each of us who pray that gifts and graces might be fully recognized and uplift those who struggle to see these gifts and graces.
All these things I pray, in the name of Jesus the Christ,
life-blood and cornerstone of our faith. Amen.
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Chett Pritchett serves as Interim Executive Director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and Wesley Theological Seminary. An advocate for LGBTQ equality in the Church, Chett has presented numerous workshops on spirituality and sexuality. He lives in Washington, DC and an active member at Dumbarton United Methodist Church.