Helping build up the kingdom brick by brick this week was the Rev. Jana Milhon-Martin, prophet of empathetic lay chaplaincy in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, who logged some volunteer hours at the St. Paul’s Commons, Echo Park reception desk. Photo: John Taylor

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh, and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer