In our parishes, we pray for the people of the Church of the Epiphany in Trumansburg and their priest, the Rev. April Stace, and the people of Grace Episcopal Church in Utica and their priest, the Rev. Christine Williams-Belt.
In the Episcopal Church, we pray for the people of the Diocese of Puerto Rico and their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Rafael L. Morales Maldonado.
In the Anglican Communion, we pray for the people of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and their prime bishop, the Most Rev. Justin Badi Arama.
A Prayer Against Gun Violence
Rescue us from ourselves; our self-absorbed anxieties that overwhelm us with destructive behavior and suicidal tendencies. Release us from a fear and hatred of others that garner our need for guns as a means of protection and insulation from them. Breathe in us your Spirit that radiates life and hope; that enables us to interact positively with others and live as emissaries of your peace. Enable us to take delight in you, O Lord, for you are the desire of our hearts. Amen.