In our parishes, we pray for the people of Trinity Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls and their priest, The Rev. J. Brad Benson, and the people of the Church of the Epiphany in Sherburne. In The Episcopal Church, we pray for the people of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania and their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe. In the Anglican Communion, we pray for the people of Eglise Anglicane du Rwanda and their prime bishop, the Most Rev. Laurent Mbanda.
A Prayer Against Gun Violence
Let us lament with all those who are touched by gun violence Let us lament the shooter’s choice for violence Let us lament laws that allow violent men easy access to guns Let us lament our politicians’ unwillingness to work for change Let us lament with the hearts broken by loss today.
Let us lament all the lives cut short today Let us lament, O God, and then let us rise from our knees to work for change In the name of Christ, the prince of peace. Amen.
The Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark-King, Executive Pastor and Canon for Social Justice