Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Prayer For The Victims of a Hurricane

This prayer was originally written for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But, it works for any hurricane. Hurricane Rita is heading our way. So, I thought to publish it on this blog:

O God, we remember when the disciples of Jesus were terrified after a long night on a turbulent sea.

When they cried for help, you stilled the sea and brought them to safety.

We ask now that you comfort and still the hearts of those suffering from the effects of Hurricane [ you name it].

We pray for those who have been displaced and who now must return to homes destroyed or damaged by the storm.

We pray for those who are attempting to offer help and relief to victims.

While we wonder why such devastation can occur, where lives and property can seem held so capriciously in the hand of what is uncontrollable, we know, O God, that you count every hair on our head and that our names are written on the palm of your hand.

Let your loving grace wash over those who must now face damaged lives, homes, and possessions.

Hold them close to yourself until they are sure of the security of your loving embrace.

Calm their hearts and still their souls, O God.

We ask this through your Son, Jesus, who said "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

AMEN.

-- Author Unknown

if the hurricane hits our area, I may be offline for a while. So, I definitely need this prayer.
 

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