In our parishes, we pray for the people of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Slaterville Springs, and the people of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, South New Berlin, and their priest, The Rev. Steve White.
In the Episcopal Church, we pray for the people of the Diocese of Oklahoma and their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Poulson C. Reed, Jr.
In the Anglican Communion, we pray for the people of Church of the Province of South East Asia and their prime bishop, the Most Rev. Melter Jiki Tais.
A Prayer Against Gun Violence
O guiding Shepherd and Refuge from the raging storm, we seek the comfort and consolation of your warm embrace and sheltering care from the violence that swarms around and within us. Everywhere we turn we’re told that vengeance and war are the cure for the wrongs waged against us. We are a culture prone and addicted to violence and in need of a disciplined recourse of withdrawal from this dangerous drug. Lord, help us and rescue us. Amen.