God of grace and glory, amid all the turmoil and dangers of this broken world, your love is strong and true and your strength will never fail. In this time of disaster and trouble, as our nation and world mourns for those who lost their life in the recent tornados and the many who have lost homes, pets, and dreams, be to all a sure guardian. Give people the strength to cope and rebuild. Guide all leaders with your wisdom.Release resources to help recover and comfort those in distress. Grant courage and hope to face the future. In the restoring name of Jesus. Amen.
We Pray for Volunteers Helping:
Almighty God, your thoughts are not our thoughts, and your ways are not our ways. Keep everyone who are affected by this disaster from despair – do not let their faith be destroyed by the hopelessness they encounter. Sustain and comfort them. Direct all the efforts to attend the injured, console the grieving, and protect the helpless. Deliver any who are still in harms way and bring hope and healing that they may find relief and restoration. This we pray in Jesus name, Amen.
We Pray for Rescue Workers:
Merciful God, we commend to your loving care all who work in rescue and relief efforts – especially firefighters, police, paramedics, and medical personnel, all who are helping. Give them courage during this dangerous time, skill to overcome the difficulty, and compassion as they serve. Give them strength of body and spirit – calmness in their reasoning that they may perform their work for all those in need. May lives may be saved and communities restored. Amen.
Words may fall short at times but God’s love expressed through those who serve sacrificially will not fail.
Be Well….Be Safe