Prayer for Disaster Relief

Most merciful and compassionate God,
Giver of Life and Love,
hear our prayers
and let our cries come unto you.
We weep with your people
We hear the cries of children, families, immigrants, refugees, and all who are impacted by the flood.
We feel the desperation of those searching for loved ones
We behold and see the devastation of homes and communities.

We are sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity of it all.
God of the universe,
Open our hearts to feel your compassion
Galvanize in us the act of continued giving
Bond us to our sisters and brothers in need
Comfort and heal the injured, the bereaved, and the lost
Strengthen the staff, volunteers and aid workers,
Bolster the resolve of our government and all those with power to help
Open through this tragedy pathways to partnerships and peace
In Your Name of mercy and healing and compassion we pray.