To our colleagues in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minneapolis-St Paul,
Please be assured of our prayers for those who have died and for those who mourn them. May our common faith in the love of Christ unite us in a common goal of peace and understanding.
O God, Creator of the world,
under whose governance the design for all ages unfolds,
be attentive, we pray, to our petitions,
and grant to our times tranquility and peace,
that we may exult with unceasing joy
in praise of your great mercy.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
(Roman Missal, Collect, Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice)