“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping
When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”
― Dr. Seuss
I hope the storms start stopping soon.
The forecast is not encouraging.
It’s time to put an official call out to all my prayer warriors out there.
Please join me in prayer for all struggling to recover from the natural disasters that have besieged our world.
The following prayer was composed by the Diocese of Austin for those affected by the recent storms in Central Texas.
God of majesty and compassion,
You set the earth on its foundation
and all elements of nature obey your command.
You created us and know the fragility of human life.
Help us [or our sisters and brothers]
in our time of trouble;
hold back the damaging winds
and contain the waters that threaten our community
so our fears may turn into praise of your goodness.
Have mercy on those who have died in the flood waters.
Welcome them into your Kingdom of peace and joy.
to those who have lost loved ones and friends.
In your compassion look upon us
and give us tears to mourn their loss
and strength to assist in the needed rebuilding.
Protects us and help us to live for you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.