Friday, March 27, 2009

Prayers for those Affected by Floods

Keeping in our thoughts and prayers those near Fargo, ND:

Most merciful God, in the midst of natural disaster we look to you in hope and trust, acknowledging that there is much in life beyond our present understanding. Accept our compassion for the suffering; bless those who are working for their relief; and show us what we can do to share in their task, as servants of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O merciful Father, who has taught us in your holy Word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity on the sorrows of your servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, lift up your countenance on them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer)

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Rev. Kurt said...
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Rev. Kurt said...

Almighty God, our refuge and strength, we call upon you to grant us your peace and the courage to face the difficult circumstances of flooding in their state. Just as your Son reached out to the displaced, the outcast, and those in need, so may we your people, reach out in the name of Christ at this time of emergency. Whether we are safe and secure or whether our possessions lie in harms way, give us the grace to trust in your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, reigns, one God, now and forever. AMEN.