Ecumenical Prayer

Went to Salem again today for a prayer breakfast, before going over to the state house to be recognized from the house floor among a group of clergy and congregants who support gay rights. Jews have an unfair advantage in multi-denominational prayer: we don’t so much have to change our prayers except to translate them into English; basically, we aren’t likely to say anything that anyone else in the room won’t agree with. Christian clergy have it harder, trying to remember not to invoke Jesus.

Nonetheless, lovely prayers, including one asking us to be mindful of the full humanity of all those on all sides of the issue. A nice moment of spirituality in my day. Definitely beat the 2.5 hours in the car getting back and forth to Salem.


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