Lord God, so many are in peril this day as rough waters surround so many in Texas and other areas nearby, literally and figuratively. Lord we ask for your Son, the one to whom we can turn to in times of trouble to bring His peace to those in danger.
Lord we pray for those who have answered the call to help. Give them strength to carry out their mission of rescue. Let those who are called to give, give readily, both in their time, gifts and finances.
When storm clouds plant themselves above our heads help us to remember that the rainbow is yet to come. Lord help us through these torrential times.
We thank you for all that you have done for us thus far in our lives and the life of our country. Let us remember that at the heart of it, we are all your children in need of help and love all the time. Let us be to one another the hands and feet of Christ even as the heavens are thrown open.
We pray this in our savior’s name, Jesus Christ, amen.
How to Help
You can make a financial contribution to UMCOR’s disaster response efforts by giving to U.S. Disaster Relief, Advance #901670, or to Material Resources Advance #901440, through your local church or directly through their website.
Whether you put together hygiene kits or cleaning buckets, take a collection to support our shared response through UMCOR, or spend some extra time in prayer for those caught in the path and for those who will respond, thank you!
- What’s in a Hygiene Kit? ($12 Value) – Instructions
- What’s in a Cleaning Bucket? ($65 Value) – Instructions
More information about response efforts is available on these conference Facebook pages: The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, Río Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference.