Thursday, September 27, 2018

Praying in the Flood and Recovery


Loving God,
the Source of strength and restoration and healing,
we pray together 
for all who suffer 
in our communities today.

In the wake of wind and waves,
destruction and flooding,
make your presence known
through our generosity
to our neighbors, near and far.

Give us the vision and patience
to live and labor faithfully
through this season of response and recovery.
As we clean up and rebuild,
give us your joy and peace.

Give us, above all,
the love for one another
that is your best gift always.
In the name of the Triune God, 
we pray.
Amen.


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prayer written by 
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward,
of the North Carolina Conference
of the United Methodist Church.

Thanks to my praying friend,
Jean Boseman, 
for sharing this prayer with me.