Holy God, source of life, lover of souls,
out of the depths we call to you;
in the face of incomprehensible anguish and sorrow,
we lift the cries of our distress
and implore you to show mercy upon those who are suffering
from the destruction of hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones.
We pray for those who have died and for their loved ones who grieve,
asking you to hold them in the arms of your love;
we pray for those who have been injured in body, mind or spirit
and ask you to heal them;
we pray for those who are homeless and wandering,
for families torn asunder and ask you to shelter them.
Strengthen the hands and hearts of those who assist in relief efforts
and grant us all firm resolve to stand with our neighbors who are in need,
to love them and to offer our generous support of them in this their time of trouble;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen
~ written by Reverend William Stokes of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida. Posted on The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida website.