O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - The Book of Common Prayer, p.815
I ask you to keep in your prayers those who were killed and injured in the shooting in Orlando. I pray to God for an end to violence against all who are marginalized and urge each of you to be involved in the work of creating a more just church and world. It is the calling of all Christians to repudiate violence of this nature. Even more importantly it is the calling of all of us to keep the lost, the wounded, and their loved ones in our hearts and to seek God's grace in the midst of such a senseless tragedy.
+ H. Hollerith