Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, or finding time to explore anxious issues with expansive weekend minds, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer

Photo: Suha Salman-Mousa, co-director of The Mossawa Center مركز مساواة, the Advocacy Center for Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, speaking at this morning’s Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles town hall on Israel and Palestine, coordinated by the amazing folks at Churches for Middle East Peace