A photograph of Julia Chester Emery taken shortly after she became Secretary of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Board of Missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1876. Photo: Wikipedia

God of all creation, who calls us to make disciples of all nations and to proclaim your mercy and love: Grant that we, after the example of your servant Julia Chester Emery, might have vision and courage in proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ, our light and our salvation, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer (transferred from Jan. 9)