Bishop's Blog

Monday, November 18, 2013

Midwest Tornadoes

It is at times like these, when we remember the raw power of the earth and we remember
the strength of a people gathered for the one purpose of helping others, that the grace and
love of God is present in our midst. The Lord speaks to each one of us to the purpose of
making the world a place where everyone is able to enjoy the sounds of the earth sighing; to enjoy the fruits of the earth, enjoy a cool breeze and enjoy life-giving water. 

 We ask your blessing on all those who have lost their homes, their
livelihoods, their security and their hope. Bless the work of relief
agencies and those providing emergency assistance. May their work
be guided by the grace and strength that comes from You alone.
Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, in aid to the
best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of those
affected, even after the crisis is over. We ask this in Jesus’ name,

Prayer by: CRS