Oh Lord, why did you allow destruction when we prayed for you to protect? How can we flee when the tempest blows, where can we go that the waves will not overtake us, and the wind will not destroy? Our hearts are broken and overwhelmed with grief as our friends and neighbors suffer without homes, and are missing loved ones because of hurricane destruction. When will you have mercy on those who are suffering? How are they to seek relief when there is nowhere to escape? Father, please rescue those who are grieving their loss, and help them pick up the pieces of what is left, and bless them with your presence. May they see the dawn of a new day as the opportunity to offer you praise, and thanksgiving for those who have gone, and are now dwelling with you in eternity. We ask that you send comfort, and peace, and may they find shelter under your mighty wings. Amen.
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires. Isaiah 54:10-11