For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Orlando

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 mass shooting in Orlando, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant our . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Orlando

For the Victims of the Terrorst Attack in Lahore

Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the terrorist attack in Lahore, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the people of Pakistan the resolve to carry on . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Terrorst Attack in Lahore

For the Victims of the Terrorst Attacks in Brussels

Brussels at night

Written for remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, 2013, and first used on Sunday, April 21st, 2013. Reused on September 22nd, 2013, for the victims of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Washington, DC, and on too many occasions since.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Terrorst Attacks in Brussels

Written in remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, 2013, and first used on Sunday, April 21st, 2013. Reused several times since then.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and elsewhere in Paris, . . . → Read More:

For the Victims of the Navy Yard Bombing

This Collect was originally written for the remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, 2013, and first used on Sunday, April 21st, 2013. With great sadness of heart, it was repurposed today in light of recent events.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Navy Yard Bombing

For the Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

This collect was first used on Sunday, April 21st, in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Old North Church, Boston. Photo by Halliday Historic Photograph Company.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing