Thursday, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the Episcopal Public Policy Network, and The Episcopal Church are joining with others across the country to offer prayers for the children of families being separated at our border.
If you want to gather with others in prayer locally, an Interfaith Prayer Service for the Children will be at 7 pm Thursday, June 21 at University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109. This is a community-wide gathering in support of children separated from families seeking asylum.
The service will include speakers from various faith communities, hymns, prayers, and the lighting of 2000 candles representing the children.
The service is presented by United Fort Worth, Tarrant Churches Together, and the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. All are welcome.
If you cannot make it to the prayer service, the Episcopal Public Policy Network is sponsoring a Virtual Vigil for Family Unity from 1 to 2 pm Central Time. More information here.
The Episcopal Church invites everyone to participate in a all-day vigil “in recognition of the fact that any day children are separated from their parents is too long.”
“The day will begin with Morning Prayers at 8 a.m. as we gather with interfaith leaders to pray and reflect until shortly after sunset at 9 p.m. From 12 p.m. -1 p.m. EDT we will host an hour-long virtual vigil on Facebook Live. Both the vigil and virtual vigil will be a space for prayer, reflection, education and action on immigration issues and asylum. Religious leaders from a variety of traditions and denominations will speak, and members of Congress will also be present to share in prayer and worship.”