Archive for the ‘Natural Disaster’ Tag

In Time of Natural Disaster   Leave a comment

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Above:  A Barber Shop Located in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, Damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Photographer = Carol M. Highsmith

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-highsm-04024

Prayer by Andy Langford

Prayer Source = The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992)

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O God, you divided the waters of chaos at creation.

In Christ you stilled storms, raised the dead,

and vanquished demonic powers.

Tame the earthquake, wind, and fire,

and all the forces that defy control or shock us by their fury.

Keep us from calling disaster your justice.

Help us, in good times and in distress,

to trust your mercy and yield to your power, this day and for ever.

Amen.

After a Natural Disaster   Leave a comment

From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ):

God of earthquake, wind, and fire: tame natural forces that defy control or shock us by their fury.  Keep us from calling disaster your justice; and help us, in good times or in calamity, to trust your mercy, which never ends, and your power, which in Jesus Christ stilled storms, raised the dead, and put down demonic powers.  Amen.