Tag Archives: Natural disaster

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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We pray for Mexico this evening

God, send rescue to those who are trapped care for those who are injured, a friend to wipe the tears of the ones who mourn, or simply sit beside those who cannot contact some who are dear to them. The … Continue reading

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Categories of Power

My grandsons are baptized on the other side of the country the day Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean and roars through Florida. Rain falls and falls and falls and I wish it didn’t in such a violent way on the … Continue reading

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Small losses – (a prayer for those who have experienced the damages of hurricanes…

… Harvey, Irma, or Jose, those whose losses come from the floods of India and Nepal, the earthquake in Mexico, the wild fires in Western United States) God, we’ve prayed from our depths mourning lives lost or still missing, seeking … Continue reading

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Prayer for Mexico and for Guatemala

Some say – this earthquake was not so bad as thirty-two years ago — the tsunami not so high, and many buildings did not fall, but, God, this is just as bad for those who weep and you who know … Continue reading

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For my friends in the Caribbean, Florida and wherever the track of Irma proceeds …

When Jesus said – build your house on rock and not on sand, he was not applauding lucky homeowners, or those with enough money for flood insurance. He was not talking cellars, or solid construction and he was certainly not … Continue reading

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Prayer for Hurricane Harvey

God, you are never in the earthquake, never in the fire, and God, you are not in the winds of Hurricane Harvey. Yet God, we pray for your presence in Corpus Christi and Gonzales, in Galveston, Victoria, Port Mansfield, in … Continue reading

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