Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Pythagoreans celebrate sunrise

Almight God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn the loss of an hour and dread the earlier coming of thy most bright and glorious morning light; that, casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love and tender mercies . . . → Read More: Daylight Saving Time Sunday

International Women’s Day

Peter von Cornelius The Three Marys at the Tomb

O Lord Jesus Christ, who hast given us a wonderful example of faith and obedience in the person of thy blessed Mother Mary: Grant us to see her image in all women, that we should treat them with honor and respect; and likewise vouchsafe to endow all women with the strength and courage of thy . . . → Read More: International Women’s Day

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

For a Civl Rights Worker

Photo of Frederick Douglass by George Kendall Warren. From the National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Identifier (NAID) 558770., Public Domain, courtesy Wikimedia.

Almighty God, father of all mercies: We bless thy name for those who work to make justice a reality for all of thy children, . . . → Read More: Frederick Douglass

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King memorial Westminster Abbey

For a Civl Rights Worker

Martin Luther King memorial, sculpted by Tim Crawley, installed in 1998 over the west entrance of Westminster Abbey. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, father of all mercies: We bless thy name for those who work to make justice a reality for all of thy children, especially thy servant Martin. . . . → Read More: Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Kristallnacht

Jews burned alive

Almighty God, Maker of all things, and Judge of all men: We are all sinners before thee, and equally desirous of thy grace. Embolden our hearts to confront them that would lay scorn and trouble upon thy Chosen People. We are all children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that multitude of people which are like . . . → Read More: Kristallnacht

Anglican Saints and Worthies

Also known as “Saints, Martyrs, Missionaries, and Doctors of the Church of England” and “Saints of the British Isles”

Almighty God, we bless thy Holy Name for all thy saints, and most especially for all the Anglican saints and worthies who have laboured in thy vineyard. Endow us, we beseech thee, with minds clear, . . . → Read More: Anglican Saints and Worthies

For Civility in Politics

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas Debating at Charleston

Almighty God, giver of all grace: Spare us, in these fractious times, from the distractions of names, and titles of government, and the cries of this party or the other; but with the help of thy Holy Spirit let us stand for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom, that these may . . . → Read More: For Civility in Politics

For an End to Anti-Semitism

Jews burned alive

In memory of those killed in the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Almighty God, Maker of all things, and Judge of all men: We are all sinners before thee, and equally desirous of thy grace. Embolden our hearts to confront them that would lay scorn and trouble upon thy Chosen People. . . . → Read More: For an End to Anti-Semitism

For the Victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

For the Victims of Hatred and for the Cessation of Violence

For the Victims of Hatred

Almighty God, Father of all mankind: we beseech thee to turn the hearts of those who through malice and hatred would seek to injure or oppress the stranger, the sojourner, and the Samaritan in our midst; for these are the neighbours whom thou hast commanded us to love, and it . . . → Read More: For the Victims of Hatred and for the Cessation of Violence