We know many Iranian ex-pats --Muslim, Christian and Bahá'ís alike-- and I know for a certainty today's news of the death of Prince Alireza Pahlavi, younger son of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is devastating to our friends. Please pray for them in their grief.
Cribbing from the Prayer Book:
O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who healest those that are broken in heart, and turnest the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let thy fatherly goodness be upon all that thou hast made. Remember in pity such as are this day in sorrow, uplift those who are cast down. Cheer with hope all discouraged and unhappy people, and by thy heavenly grace suffer them not to be distressed, save them from despair. Grant this, O Lord, for the love of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.I will ask Fr. Davis for a prayer during tomorrow's Evensong.