As Hurricane Dorian continues to churn off the southeastern coast of the United States bringing with it heavy wind and rain, we are stunned by heartbreaking images of the devastation left in the hurricane’s wake in the Bahamas. We pray for those who lost their lives and for those who must now try to rebuild their shattered island homes. We also pray for people in our own country who are experiencing the effects of the hurricane. May the God of all goodness keep those on the coast free from all harm and safe from the storm.
Holy One, you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround us now with your grace and peace through storm or earthquake, fire or flood.
By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue or rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer.