Prayers | for Partners

By Rev. Rob Keithan, Unitarian Universalist minister and RCRC Director of Public Policy

Abiding Spirit, God of Love and Understanding,

Be with us, and be with me, on this journey of deliberation, resolution, and healing.

It might not be my body,
It might not be my decision,
But I am here:

Because she matters to me,
Because I care,
Because no one should have to do this alone.

It might be the best decision,
But that doesn’t make it easy—
For her or for me:

I can still feel scared,
I can still feel sad,
I can still feel a sense of loss.

There is a child that will never be.

Help me, and help us, to be at peace.

Help us to take care of ourselves:

To feel grief if we need to,
To feel relief if we need to,
To feel whatever it is we need to.

Help us to find comfort,

Knowing that this decision makes a different future possible.

I am here:

Because she matters to me,
Because I care,
Because no one should have to do this alone.

Please be with me,

And please be with us,

Just as the sun brings warmth and light to each new day.

 Amen.