In our parishes, we pray for the people of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Syracuse and their priest, the Rev. Julie Calhoun-Bryant, and the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Syracuse and their priest, the Rev. Philip Major.
In the Episcopal Church, we pray for the people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Ketlen A. Solak.
In the Anglican Communion, we pray for the people of the The Anglican Church of South America and their prime bishop, the Rt. Rev. Nicholas Drayson.
A Prayer Against Gun Violence
Gracious God, inspire us with the gift of Shalom, the gift of wholeness and the promise of your presence. Give us wisdom to seek nonviolence as an answer to the violence of our lives and world. Give us courage to seek wholeness in a fractured and divided world, to find reconciliation rather than revenge, to abandon the instruments of violence and death and entrust our lives, our homes, our ministries and our families to you. May your presence fill us and others with the thirst for unity, wholeness, and the desire to see all people valued as created in your image and likeness. May we, and others, receive your Shalom that we be faithful instruments of your love and peace in our world today. Amen.