Shocked and dismayed by the violence and terrorism perpetrated this day by white nationalists and white supremacists in the U.S., I pray…
From the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage:
Bless our land with honorable industry,
and pure manners.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.
Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes
brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.
Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust
the authority of government, that there may be justice and
peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we
may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.
In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble,
suffer not our trust in thee to fail;
all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.