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Prayer for those evacuated

You are, O God, who you are,a Bush that can never be consumedby the Caldor Fire,can never be blown awayby Hurricane Ida,can never be crushedby the violence in Afghanistan. In our too-much-exodus days,we pray especially for allwho have fled their … Continue reading

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Prayer as Hurricane Ida approaches landfall

O God, your eye is not the hurricane’s eye.Your eye is on all our fragile,sparrowlike efforts to escape danger,prepare for winds,notice those who need help,and get help to them. On this day, so sadly rememberedfor hurricane Katrina,we pray for everyonein … Continue reading

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Memory from 1991

The last landfall in Bostonwas Hurricane Bob.My father was seventy-sixand had a retirement jobchecking ID’s at the front deskat New England Telephone and Telegraph,art deco building with twenty-floorson Franklin Street. Both parents planned to hunker downin our rickety old parsonagein … Continue reading

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Prayer for Central America – Hurricane Iota

God, who lets us track no storm alone,we pray for Central America,already devastated by Eta,and facing Iota’s winds and floods. We pray for Honduras and Nicaragua,battered again today,with more loss and mudslidesand the dangers of shelters in pandemic,and we pray … Continue reading

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Prayer for those facing Hurricane Laura

God, all of their names are written on your hands, not just in a ziploc bag in their pockets. We pray for those who are evacuated – for their fears of the virus in the closeness of shelters and their … Continue reading

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In the Days of Hurricane Dorian

God, you speak from the siren of first responders and not the whirlwind. You comfort mourners in the Bahamas and those who sift through loss of home and business after the storm stayed and stayed over the islands and you … Continue reading

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Prayer for those facing Hurricane Barry

God, who is with us in the whirlwind — with us and caring for us — we hear that the danger is less in the winds of landfall, than in the rain, the unremitting rains of the days to come … Continue reading

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Storms in the United States this week

We pause in prayer for the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence roars to the coast line. We ask God’s grace on those who are evacuating, those who should not stay behind but do, on first responders, who do not know what … Continue reading

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For Monserrat, Domenica, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

God, we pray for the strength of shelters, for those who fear the wind blowing, and the devastation of waters, for those who seek friends, for those who grieve. We pray for wisdom in those who rescue and we pray … Continue reading

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As flooding continues in Texas

Like a bridge over flooding waters let us all lay down, for there are many weary, feeling lost, and homeless folks in fear do not want to leave or even move, while those in hospitals, and nursing homes, those on … Continue reading

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