Monday, May 20, 2013

Holy God, our hearts ache from the devastation in Oklahoma and we stand in awe of the utter power of creation. Bring comfort to those who grieve and rest to those who aid others. Help us find the lost and heal the wounded, and may you shelter all who have died gently in your loving arms.

Guide our nation to meet the challenges to come with generosity and deep compassion as we rebuild what has been destroyed. Let our prayers be made not only with our hearts, but with our hands and feet as we offer all we can to those who are in need.

Let us all remember that we do not face this desolation alone, but stand in the hope, peace, and renewal of your beloved Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, now and forever, amen.