Tag Archives: Natural disaster

Prayer from Storm and Heat

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. (Isaiah 25: 4a) God, from our summer of storms we pray. We … 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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Prayer a week after the Derecho in the Midwest

God, where tears are wept for those who have died and crops to feed the nation have been torn from the ground, where roads are unsafe, homes broken, and power not yet restored for hundreds of thousands, we pray, as … 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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Prayers of intercession for India and China

Psalm 137 for India By the waters of Kerala and Karnataka, of Maharashtra and Gujarat of Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, of Goa and Andhra Pradesh, we sit down and weep for those who grieve their dead, for those in … Continue reading

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Prayer for the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

God, wherever two or three are gathered together waiting in a line at a grocery store – ten allowed in at a time — nothing fresh, or hoping for gasoline, wondering when the roof, the walls, the torn up floor … Continue reading

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Prayer for Hurricane Michael

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 God, to forecasters and first responders across the panhandle, the Big Bend, the west coast — give wisdom. to restaurant owners with boards on their windows … Continue reading

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Prayer for Palu and Donggala, Sulawesi

God, walk across your broken city and your small fishing town, lifting into light each one who has died, searching like families do for those who struck by earthquake rubble and those swept away in tsunami force. Dry away their … Continue reading

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Prayer for Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant, Iowa after the tornadoes

Bless hospital patients evacuated and those who offer emergency care in new settings. Bless those in the shelter in Tama whose homes were destroyed and those who begin the work of clearing, finding pieces of memories, and making new ones. … Continue reading

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Sorrowful mystery, for Puerto Rico

Ave Maria, empty of storm. Magnificat-singer of the poor and fearful, you are with Puerto Rico. Blessed are your children who truly care for those without water, and blessed are those who give fruit, bread, gasoline, a road cleared. Jesus, … Continue reading

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