O Redeemer, as our nation begins Black History month, guide us to be a more loving and inclusive church. Help us walk in the light, like the ever-faithful Mother Mary Lange.

O God of Justice, harden not the hearts of our legislators. As laws denying the dignity and freedom of transgender people are passed, we ask your protection for all who are oppressed, especially in the LGBTQ+ community.

O High Priest, we ask for your healing balm to wash over those who are suffering from mental and physical illnesses. During these dark days of winter, be our beacon of light.

O Dayspring, bring a new dawn to unjust treatment of people of color by the police, and bring an end to the culture of brutality within the force.  In the wake of the assault on Tyre Nichols, wrap all who have died in your loving embrace, and bring comfort to those who mourn.

Dorina Opferman