Prayer for those in the path of the hurricane

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam. (Psalm 46:1-3)

As the waters roar and foam off the coast of Louisiana, we pray for all in Ida’s path. Holy God, be present with these, your people.

Be their refuge and strength. Protect them from danger. May the shelter they seek withstand the storm’s wind and water. May the levees and flood walls hold. May the pumps and gates built after Hurricane Katrina effectively protect. May the hospitals inundated by a surge of coronavirus cases have the resources they need to heal and save.

Holy God, you are our Rock and our Redeemer. We cling to you now for help and hope. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.