Prayers

Prayer for Hurricane Victims

Leader
O God of mercy, look with pity upon all those who have been left homeless, bereft, in shock, in the wake of this mighty act of nature.

Lord, in your mercy,

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Leader
Holy God, who fed your people in the wilderness, whose loving kindness is everlasting, lift the burdens of all who are weary from the search for food and refresh those who are parched from thirst.

Lord, in your mercy,

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Leader
O Source of all consolation, comfort with the sure sense of your presence all who feel forsaken, whose hope is dried up. Lord, in your mercy,

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Leader
Gracious God, you sent your son Jesus to bring sight to the blind, hearing and healing to all who asked, open our ears to all cries of affliction, and through us provide healing and help. Lord, in your mercy,

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Leader
Merciful God, you ask us to cleanse our hearts, to loose the bonds of oppression, and to repair the ruins. Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, that we might pour ourselves out for the victims of disaster so that they, too, will know your generous healing power. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen.

— Adapted from a prayer service from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America