Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide

Cogniet Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

Massacre of the Innocents, by Léon Cogniet (1794–1880). From Musée des Beaux-Arts, via Alamy.

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Rwandan Genocide. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the . . . → Read More: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide

Martin Luther King, Jr

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

A Prayer for Protection from COVID-19

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale in the barrack hospital at Scutari, c. 1880. Artist: Unknown.

O God of compassion, giver of life and health: We pray thy healing mercies upon all who are in any way affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Comfort and sustain those who have been stricken; relieve their pain, and restore to them . . . → Read More: A Prayer for Protection from COVID-19

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

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

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

R.I.P. Terry Jones

Galahad and the grail

A Grail Collect

Almighty God, Father of all mercies: Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, thy Holy Spirit to walk with us on our peculiar paths; and help us to see thy hand in all things, to keep a cheerful countenance in the face of adversity, and to look on the bright side of life; through Jesus . . . → Read More: R.I.P. Terry Jones

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lt Col John Zebelean in memory of General Robert E. Lee.

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020. The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lt Col JOhn Zebelean in memory . . . → Read More: Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr

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

For New Year’s Eve

O God, who in the beginning of all things didst create heaven and earth: Grant that at this beginning of the year we may create a world filled with compassion and kindness, with mercy and forgiveness, with beauty and wonder; and help us, we beseech thee, to prepare for that last day when thy Son . . . → Read More: For New Year’s Eve