Oh Savior, I am scared. I am more scared than I can ever recall being. I am going to come out. I think that is what you want me to be - honest and open about who I am.

I do not know where to start. I am not sure who to tell first. I am afraid my family will hate me and my friends will leave me. I know you understand how I feel. Your family and friends were not supportive during Your time of intense need.

Give me the strength I need. Protect me each step of the way. Be with me each time I come out to a friend, a loved one, or a relative. Prepare the way for me, so Your love will transform their hearts and they will not reject me.

I know some people will not want anything to do with me. Help me to show Your love to those people. Help Your love, shown in my life, to win them over.