Monday night at Monterey Park City Hall. Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Creator; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer