Posting a Prayer
If you would like to post a prayer, or a thanksgiving, to the prayer roll, send us an email. The prayer roll administrator checks for emails usually once a day. If your prayer request includes the name of a person who is not a public figure, the name will be replaced with an initial to protect the person's privacy.
"Ask for whatever you stand in need of, both spiritually and temporally, always returning thanks to God for whatever you receive. And see that you have faith, hope, and charity; then you will always abound in good works." (Alma 7:23-24)
The Affirmation prayer roll offers LGBT Mormons, with their straight family and friends, a way to come together, virtually, in mindfulness of one another's concerns and hopes. The prayer roll offers a voice to those whose voices are marginalized or excluded from LDS Church settings and provides a witness of LGBT Mormon faith and spirituality.
We encourage you to visit the prayer roll regularly and to include requests posted here in your personal prayers.
19 September 2011
Thankfulness for the outpouring of Spirit during the devotional in the Kirtland Temple at the Affirmation conference. Thankfulness for the talents shared by Judy and the choir members. Thankfulness for David, Mary, Josh, Randall, Lael, Robert, Hugo, and their work to create a successful conference.
A prayer of thanks for beautiful weather at the Kirtland Temple on Sunday!
Praying for Randall's father, who is passing away.
For all those who are returning home from the conference in Cleveland. Safe travels.
That the bonds of friendship we created at conference can strengthen our lives.
Gratitude for straight Mormon allies: Joanna Brooks, John Behn, Brad Carmack, Kerry and Keith Norman. Especially for Bill and Lois Russell for their courage in the struggle for equality.
Thanks for Community of Christ's hospitality, especially for Lachlan Mackay, Ron and Anne Romig, David Howard, Allan Fiscus, Pat Danielson, John Hamer, Kevin Williams.
I'm a late 20's adult, and I have had relationships and sex with men. I have also been with women and have had sex with women. I'm a convert to the church, and so is my current girlfriend who like me has been with those of the same sex. Neither one of us, thankfully, feel shame, and both of us love each other very much and want and see ourselves getting married. My problem is that I question whether I'm straight, bisexual, or gay, and I really want God to help reveal to me where I stand with my sexuality before she and I take the plunge.
11 September 2011
Prayers for peace in the world.
Grief for the loss of all who died on 9/11 and for all who have died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Prayers for all those who have lost loved ones during this decade of violence.
Prayers for those who have been wounded in body or spirit.
Prayers for all, wherever they are, who are trying to rebuild lives broken by terrorism and war.
That the One who rose from death may somehow transform destruction into genuine lasting good.
Wisdom for the world's leaders. Respect for justice and the rule of law.
A special prayer today for the family of Mark Bingham of Flight 93 and for gay and lesbian members of the armed forces, those who have lost their lives and those who are still serving.
As Affirmation members and friends prepare to fly to Cleveland for the Affirmation conference, we pray for inspiration for the speakers and presenters, and safe travels for everyone.
For the safe return home of my partner.
For K and K's cat, who is ill and dying. For an end to her suffering.
As General Authorities prepare their General Conference addresses, we pray that a spirit of acceptance and compassion may prevail over judgment and homophobia.
30 August 2011
For those who are facing the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Continued prayers for peace in the Middle East, especially Libya and Syria.
Thanksgiving for a safe move to a new state.
An open challenge to the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: that you live up to the confidence placed in your stewardship by each and every follower of the Mormon faith--and for the benefit of all our Heavenly Father's children display the courage, as did Joseph Smith, to expedite that thing which God demands of you despite predisposition, opposition from the consensus, or your own personal aversion. I humbly pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Praying for all who are working to finalize preparations for the Affirmation conference. That the conference will be a positive, spiritually uplifting, and affirming experience for all who attend.
Thanks for the Community of Christ's hospitality in inviting Affirmation to use the Kirtland Temple for our devotional.
What a blessing!
A prayer of thanks for straight allies.
24 July 2011
On this Pioneer Day, in thanksgiving for pioneers of all kinds, including those who courageously led the way in the struggle for LGBT equality, and who are today leading the way in various parts of the world.
Prayers of thanks for the first same-sex marriages in New York! Praise be! May the day come when marriage equality is assured for all, wherever they live.
Blessings on the couples who have begun to be married in New York state, especially for Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd.
For supportive, welcoming faith communities.
Thankfulness for Carol Lynn Pearson's return home. Praying for her continuing convalescence.
In thanks that R. for the LA Chapter is back home after surgery.
Blessings on the Washington DC chapter's Pioneer Day picnic.
For the people of Norway, especially for those who lost loved ones in the recent attacks. For an end to religious prejudice and hate.
For peace in the Middle East, especially in Libya and Syria.
7 July 2011
Father God, please make a way for myself and my partner to move and start a life together.
Pray for ally Carol Lynn Pearson as she recovers from a bad fall.
Much gratitude for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of New York!
Thanksgiving for R's success in creating his first professional website.
Prayers on behalf of all those who are preparing to speak at the upcoming Affirmation conference, and for all who are working to put the conference together.
Gratitude for good friends.
Lately I have been mindful of LGBT people in the Muslim world.
Blessings upon them in their struggles for legal protection, dignity, and freedom from fear.
5 June 2011
Please Heavenly Father, enable me to meet other LGBT people near or in Manchester.
In thanksgiving for Pride celebrations, especially for the Utah Pride interfaith service held in Salt Lake City on Saturday.
That young LGBT Mormons graduating from high school will make wise decisions about
Thankfulness for R's good prognosis, in Los Angeles.
Thanks for the Book of Mormon . . . Musical.
Gratitute for good relationships with family
members. Prayers for those whose relationships with family members have been damaged.
That Sharon Slater will cut her ties with homophobic pastor Martin Ssemper.
Continuing prayers for the Middle East, especially the peoples of Yemen, Libya, and Syria.
22 May 2011
Praying for E.
in New York, who is having foot surgery.
Praying for L., from the Washington DC chapter of Affirmation, who is looking for work.
Pray for J. in Hawaii, who is mourning the loss of his mother at the same time his father is confronting terminal illness.
In thanksgiving for a new job.
With gratitude for R., who hosted an Affirmation event in Centreville, Virginia.
A prayer of thanks for Claudia Bradshaw, for her work with P-FLAG in southern Utah.
For the continuing fight against Uganda's proposed anti-gay legislation. For Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
and other Ugandans who are placing themselves on the line in this fight.
For high school and college students who are graduating, especially LGBT students. May they continue throughout their lives to seek light and knowledge. May they find success in pursuing their dreams.
For peace in the Middle East, especially in Libya and Syria.
6 May 2011
Praying for R., of the Los Angeles chapter of Affirmation, as he anticipates surgery.
For my family member, K, who came out to his parents last month. May he and his parents find peace.
A prayer of thanks that the Supreme Court of Brazil has ruled in support of same-sex unions. With special gratitude for what this ruling means for Affirmation members in Brazil.
In remembrance of those who died, or were hurt, or who lost loved ones,
in the 9/11 attacks and the conflicts that have followed. Remembering especially Mark Bingham and gay or lesbian members of the US armed forces.
25 April 2011
Prayers for Chrissy Le Polis. Gratitude for all who have expressed outrage at this attack.
A prayer of thanksgiving for supportive friends.
For peace and justice in Libya, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East.
For D., in the Washington DC chapter of Affirmation, who is recovering from surgery.
14 April 2011
About to come out to my parents--pray that they will allow me to be true to myself. In thanksgiving for this site and the hope it inspires.
Wishing blessings on an old friend S. who I met when we both attended the Wasatch chapter of Affirmation. With thanks for the support she gave me.
10 April 2011
Thanks for spring weather.
In thanksgiving for a new nephew.
For A. in Portland, as he recovers from surgery.
Praying for peace and justice in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt, and Tunisia.
Continuing prayers for Japan.
Remembering with gratitude those countries that have legislated full marriage equality: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. Praying that hearts and minds will continue to change in other parts of the world!
That gay and lesbian young people in the Church will have the courage to stand firm against pressure to be something they are not.
17 March 2011
Just prayers of healing as I deal with depression surrounding recent events regarding my spirituality and sexuality. Pray that I can find a place of love, acceptance and peace both within, and from those without. --R.
Continuing prayers for the nuclear crisis in Japan.
For peace and justice in Libya and Bahrain.
13 March 2011
For those who are suffering because of the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that affected various areas of the Pacific rim. For those who have lost loved ones. For those who are in need of shelter, food, water, or electricity. That authorities will be able to avoid disaster at Japan's damaged nuclear reactors.
For my sister-in-law, as she approaches her delivery date.
In thanksgiving for those who volunteer their time and energy to sustain local chapters and groups of Affirmation.
As General Conference approaches and speakers prepare their messages, we pray that they will receive inspiration. We pray that they will preach the gospel of inclusion and avoid homophobic and offensive remarks towards the LGBT people of the Church.
8 March 2011
Please pray for my friend J. who is struggling with a crack addiction brought on by his life-long depression and self-loathing as a gay Mormon. He is a return missionary and he is HIV+. He is also unemployed now because of the addiction. I fear he is accelerating his suicidal process through the drug addiction and he needs your prayers. He was beaten up recently after a night of using. Thank your for sending your positive thoughts for his recovery.
In thanksgiving for signs of spring.
On this International Women's Day, a prayer of thanksgiving for all those who have worked over the years to improve women's lives, to challenge discrimination against women, and to make women's voices heard. Special thanks for a legacy of Mormon women who in the 19th century fought for voting rights, held public office, championed educational opportunities for women, and ministered to one another.
27 February 2011
For justice and freedom in Libya.
That the Spirit will touch LGBT young people, especially those from Mormon backgrounds, so they will know that God loves them and that there is hope for the future.
Thanks that my friend B. found a job despite the recession.
Thanks that the Obama administration has refused to support DOMA. Praying that members of Congress will be moved to establish justice and equity in the law.
That the Uganda anti-homosexuality bill will fail--this bill is still under consideration in Uganda's parliament! For the safety of LGBT people in Uganda, especially for activists, and for straight Ugandans who support LGBT rights.
Por Brus Leguás Contreras y los demás que contribuyen a Afirmación Chile.
For Brus Leguás Contreras and all who contribute to Affirmation Chile.