We come to you with weary hearts. We are still praying for those in Southern Texas and Louisiana as they recover from Hurricane Harvey, and now Lord we pray for those affected by Hurricane Irma. So many islands, so many cities throughout Florida – the devastation is wide and in many ways overwhelming. Lord, for those who have lost loved ones, who have lost all that they own as a result of this storm, would you draw close? We pray that you would be with them through the long journey of recovery that is in front of them.
Lord, for those who were anticipating more severe damage and those that were spared from the worst of this storm, we thank you.
For storm surges that have breached the walls and flooded cities, we ask for your mercy and for recovery work to begin as soon as it is safe. We specifically pray for those who suffer from depression and anxiety who were affected by this storm. We ask that you bring your peace and your calm to their hearts and their minds.
Jesus, there is so much work to be done – rebuilding, rescuing, restoring what has been lost. Would you lead and guide those efforts? Would you be with your people and would you be with your Church as they both recover and help others to do the same?
Jesus, we are crying out to you. Lord, hear our prayer. Amen.