God our refuge and hope: Hear our prayers for those whose lives have been overturned by disaster. Direct relief to the desperate, comfort the injured and bereaved, calm the fears of those who do not know where to turn, cheer and protect the downhearted, strengthen those who lend help, and in all things increase compassion and care for the commonweal; through Jesus who knew our sufferings and opens for us the gate of new life. Amen.
(written by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips)