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Prayer for LGBT Catholics
You gather me up, hold me close, and feed me.
You strengthen me when I am weak, heal me when I am sick, and bind up all my wounds.
Lord, you are my shepherd, the one who refreshes my soul, invites me to the table, and welcomes me to dwell in your house.
I am your homosexual child, baptized into your flock, O Lord.
My family and I cry out to you for shepherds here on earth—your church and among ourselves—who like you know us, feed us, care for us, and invite us to your table.
Catechism of the Catholic Church http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
The Trevor Suicide Prevention Hotline (866) 488-7386: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
For parents and Ministers: To download the USCCB document “Always Our Children” http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/homosexuality/always-our-children.cfm
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) http://www.usccb.org/
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org
Check out Father James Martin’s upcoming book “Building a Bridge”, to be published in summer 2017. This book includes spiritual and biblical resources for LGBT people and their families, friends, for ministers in the Church, etc http://jamesmartin.hc.com/
America Media: “We need to build a bridge between LGBT community and the Catholic Church” http://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2016/10/30/james-martin-sj-we-need-build-bridge-between-lgbt-community-and-catholic-church
American Media: “Necesitamos construir un puente entre la comunidad LGBT y la Iglesia Católica” http://www.americamagazine.org/espanol/2016/10/30/james-martin-sj-necesitamos-construir-un-puente-entre-la-comunidad-lgbt-y-la