As Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas and people in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina get ready for its arrival, our prayers go out to all who are impacted. We feel so helpless and all we can do is pray.
God of the universe,
The foundation of life.
You are always with us,
In the quiet and the storm you surround us,
Your love stays closer than a friend.
In this time of storm be with all who are vulnerable.
Hold them close as the winds blow and the oceans rage.
Place your arms around them as the trees fall and the rivers rise.
Keep them safe from wind and rain and fly debris.
Calm their fears and their anxieties.
Bring them help when they need it.
Guide those that respond in the midst of danger.
Be with rescuers and firemen,
With electric workers and emergency crews,
With all who reach out to strangers and neighbours with your love and compassion.
Comfort and protect them in the midst of danger and of strife.
May we too be prompted to respond with love and compassion.
Until all find shelter in the embrace of your wings.