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After the hurricane: A prayer for recovery

Louisiana National Guard members in high-water vehicles and boats work with St. John the Baptist Parish officials to rescue citizens stranded in their homes in the wake of Hurricane Ida. (Courtesy of the Louisiana National Guard)

 

God of mercy, be a present and steadfast help to those left reeling from Hurricane Ida.

Be with those recovering from property damage and loss. Be with those traumatized by the storm’s wind and rising waters. Be with those left without power, kids left without school, communities left without essential services.

We also pray for those leading the rescue and recovery efforts. Grant them the strength and endurance they’ll need for the weeks and months ahead. Cool them in the brutal heat. Assure them that you are pleased with their efforts to seek and save.

Holy God, may all those devastated by Ida know the shelter and security of your safe refuge.

In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

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