Sunday, August 19, 2007
Prayer Collect for the People of Jamaica
Gracious Heavenly Father, who desires mercy for all people, we pray tonight for the people of Jamaica and the islands of the Caribbean, who are suffering in the face of Hurricane Dean. Be with all those in the path of this horrific storm, that the winds may slow and the waters may recede. By the power of your Holy Spirit, strengthen all who are afflicted by the tempest and all those who, in the days and weeks ahead, will be working faithfully to bring relief and help to those in need. In some miraculous way, help your holy Church to embody your compassion, through word and deed, for those who hurt, that the name of your Son might be known more fully as the true name of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.