God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1).
Merciful Lord, we pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, that you would comfort the lives that were spared. We pray you would take care of those who perished.
Lord, please help and sustain those who are doing everything they can to help these people and also make sure that things run smoothly in repairing towns, cities, and neighborhoods.
Help the victims to have patience and help all be reunited with families as soon as possible. Guard them all from illnesses. Help all teams of professionals and volunteers as they help provide treatment, food, water, and shelter.
Lord, thank you for the rescue workers and keep them safe as they make heroic efforts in dangerous situations to rescue those in trouble.
We pray that your presence and our prayers would be felt by those who are grieving, injured, or who have lost homes or livelihoods. We pray that your church, near and far, would be a compassionate and strong witness during these times. You, God, are our refuge and strength. For this we give you thanks. Amen.