Prayer for New South Wales

God who walks across the water,
reach out your hand
to the people of New South Wales,
where the rains continue,
roads are flooded,
dams broken, rivers swollen,
families evacuated from their homes,
where the Australian government
names sixteen national disaster sites,
and rescue workers are at risk.

Reach out your hand, O God,
that makes in those who fear to sink
new peters –
finding themselves lifted
to help a neighbor,
to share food, seek shelter,
care for covid protocols.

And bless, O Holy One,
the ministry
of disaster recovery chaplains
in three days of rain to come.

amen.

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2 Responses to Prayer for New South Wales

  1. fbcxmacon says:

    Thank you, Maren, for always bringing to our hearts snd minds the plight of persons throughout the world. Having my conscience pricked is a very good thing.

    • Maren says:

      You are so very welcome. This has been particularly my call during this Lent to reach out to learn of situations that open our hearts to the world.

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