A Prayer for Storm Survivors

Jesus Calms the Storm by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey

The knowledge that we are never alone calms the troubled sea of our lives and speaks peace to our souls. – A. W. Tozer

I am grateful Taylor Burton-Edwards, Director of Worship Resources at the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church for making excellent suggestions to improve this prayer. If you are in search of excellent worship resources and discussion, be sure to check out his many web based offerings, including the UMC Worship group on Facebook, his blog http://umcworship.blogspot.org, and www.umcworship.org.

A Prayer for Storm Survivors
Jesus, we see you calming storms-
storm tossed seas and stormy lives.
Extend your power and grace again,
especially upon these most recent storm victims.

Speak peace and healing over bodies and spirits broken by the chaos.
Jesus, speak peace. Silence

Speak peace and hope over families and communities devastated by sudden loss.
Jesus, speak peace. Silence

Speak peace and unity over diverse groups of people
so they would come together for greater provision,
just distribution, and effective rebuilding.
Jesus, speak peace. Silence

Speak peace and protection over rescue workers
as they reach out to those who are suffering.
Jesus, speak peace. Silence

You are the Prince of Peace.
You are the Resurrection and the Life.
You are strong to save.
Our hope and trust are in you. Amen.

© 2011 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact Lisa for information and permission to publish this work in any form.

For an original poem entitled You Understand My Pain, click here http://pastorblog.cumcdebary.org/?p=1017

For an original worship resource entitled Glory to our Redeeming God, click here http://pastorblog.cumcdebary.org/?p=1150

4 thoughts on “A Prayer for Storm Survivors

  1. This is beautiful. I plan to share it in worship tomorrow (11/10/13) as we contemplate the devastation in the Philippines. Thank you for your generous sharing. (Our services aren’t currently recorded or disseminated in any way, so I’m thinking your permission above covers me. I’ll attribute it to you in the bulletin.)

  2. With full credit to you and your permission, I’d like to share your beautiful prayer with the intercessors of our prayer list, for the victims of the tornadoes in Illinois two days ago. I’m the list coordinator. We communicate via email and a closed Facebook group.

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