New Hope United Methodist Church
Friday, December 06, 2013
Transforming Lives Through the Grace of Christ
Prayers After Hurricane Sandy
Let Us Pray...
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, let us join our hearts in prayer on Monday November 5 at 12 Noon. Wherever you are, take a moment and pray for those areas hardest hit and the first responders who keep them safe. The following prayers are provided although you are welcome to pray from your heart.
Prayer in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
by Rabbi Samuel Barth
Esa enai el leharim – me’ayin yavo ezri? I lift my eyes to the high places- where will my help come from?
Your Power God, Creator of the world, is manifest in the winds of the hurricane and the destruction they have caused. We turn to You to pray for the wisdom and strength of those responsible for preparation and rescue, for administration and co-ordination, the first and last responders. May they find the strength and courage the insight and judgment, the love of humanity to do their best to bring our wisdom and technology to alleviate suffering, to heal injury and to restore the services and infrastructure upon which our lives are built. And may we all find ourselves ready to give support, encouragement, love and gifts as needed.
Ezri me’im Adonai, oseh shamayim va’arets; My help comes from Adonai Who made the heavens and the earth (--Psalm 121: 1)
Prayer After the Hurricane
by Rabbi David Ingber
Source of all Life, soothe hearts aching with pain and loss. Source of Compassion, support all of those who are confused and bewildered in the wake of this shocking storm. Mysterious One, move within all of our hearts to help and support one another as we comfort and care for those who are in need. Master of All Healing, heal all who desperately need a refuah shleimah, a full healing in body, heart, mind and spirit. Ana El Na, Refah Nah Lanu - Please loving Source, please heal us.