- Book of Common Prayer (adapt.)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Prayer for Those in the Path of Hurricane Ike
O merciful Father, who has taught us in your holy word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve humankind: Look with pity on the sorrows of the people and communities in the path of Hurricane Ike, for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with encouragement, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, lift up your countenance on them, and give them peace; by the power of your Holy Spirit, help us to be in continual prayer for all those afflicted, to have the wisdom, strength and resources to help them when the storm has passed, and to faithfully witness to our Risen Savior throughout this trial, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.