In Times of Disaster

Water, wind, fire, earthquake.

Overwhelmed by the magnitude of disaster heaped upon disaster, it's hard to find words adequate to the day. There are more images than we can take in, more stories than we can hear. 

So I share with you this prayer, for times of disaster.

We pray for lives lost, families torn apart,lost and lonely, homeless, hungry, afraid.We pray for factories destroyed in an instant,for machinery shattered, livelihoods ruined.We pray for rescuers finding survivors alongside bodies, courageous, undaunted, hopeful.We pray for recovery in the years to come, for restoration, generosity, healing, closure.

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Peace be with you,
Jeannie