A prayer for those affected by the recent storms in the USA

From the Methodist Church website:

The past few weeks have seen the Southern United States battered by a series of floods and storms that have taken their toll in number of lives lost, property destroyed and the most vulnerable having their already disjointed lives more greatly disrupted.

Federal, State and local governing authorities are doing their best to support those affected. Churches throughout the United States have responded generously with a strong sense of connexionality and compassion.

The Methodist Church in Britain unites itself with the response that is being made by the United Methodist Church in response to these disasters within the USA.

Please keep yourself informed of what is happening at http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/work/emergencies/ongoing/springstorms2011/
and join with us is praying for all our brother and sisters affected by these storms.

God of love, hear our prayers for the people of the United States being affected by catastrophic storms.
Dear Lord and Master of all, strengthen us all to live with faith in the light of destruction and confusion.
Living God, comfort with an assurance of your love those who have lost family and friends in the storms.
Powerful God, protect and care for those that feel alone and buffeted by the forces of nature.
We thank you for all those that have responded with generosity and hard work.
For rescue workers, volunteers and emergency services.
For selfless spirit and abundant compassion.
O God our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
Amen

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About Holloway Rev

Paul Weary is a Methodist minister living and working in Holloway, North London.
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