Compassionate Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent natural disasters. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead. We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Response: Comfort your people, O God.
For those who have lost their lives
For those who have been injured
For those who have lost their homes
For rescue workers and emergency personnel
For all those involved in recovery and rebuilding the community