As the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere approaches the coast of Mexico we offer up a special prayer:
Have mercy on the people of Mexico.
May you calm the wind,
dissipate the storm and protect your children.
Be with those who are in harms way,
And those who seek to help.
Have mercy on all who are afraid.
Lord have mercy,
Christ have mercy,
Lord have mercy.
Protect the weak and the vulnerable,
Provide for the homeless and the destitute,
Comfort the grieving and the dying,
Have mercy on all who are helping.
God who loves
Christ who cares
Spirit who comforts
Grant mercy to the people of Mexico.