NO Church THIS Sunday!!
 

With the approaching storm, we are cancelling our worship services tomorrow  - both the 10 a.m. and the 4 p.m. (Unfortunately, this means that we also won't be able to video a service either).  We don't want anyone to worry about venturing out during uncertain conditions, so please stay home and stay safe, and we'll see you next Sunday.

 
 

Prayers at the Anticipation of a Hurricane 

 

L:    At this time of apprehension in the face of the unknown,
        let us bring our prayers to the Known God of our faith.

   

L:    In the face of peril and apprehension, let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.

 

L:    In the face of mighty winds, thunderous sounds,
         strong rains, 
and surging waves,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.


L:    In the face of complete uncertainty,
         as well as concern 
 for our loved ones, here or elsewhere,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.


L:    In the face of our own vulnerable mortality,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.
 

L:    For the strength that God alone can give us,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.
 

L:    For all that it takes to keep our children calm and safe,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.
 

L:    For faith that can move mountains and remove all fear,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.
 

L:    For trust in God's loving presence in our midst,
         even at this very hour, let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.
 

L:    For trust that in life and in death, God will not abandon us,
         let us pray to the Lord.

All:    Lord, have mercy.
 

L:    Almighty God, we poor creatures
         place our lives into your hands

         that you might protect and guide us according to your will;
         Lord, in your mercy,

All:    Hear, our prayer.

L:    Be our light in the darkness, our hope in the storm,
         our peace in the chaos, our trust in the unknown;
         Lord, in your mercy,

All:    Hear, our prayer.

 

L:    Mighty are your works, O Lord,
         and mighty is your saving hand.
         Turn your ear to our needs and prayers;

         Lord, in your mercy,

All:    Hear, our prayer.

L:    Heavenly Father, as creator of the heavens and the earth,
         we pray that your hand of protection be upon all of those
         who are in the path of this coming storm.

       Grant them knowledge, wisdom, and understanding
         so that they may take the necessary precautions
         to protect the loved ones and homes you have given them.

       Give the meteorologists and the weather men and women
         wisdom, knowledge and discernment
         so that they will disseminate the correct information
         regarding the position and severity of the storm.

       And let everyone who is affected by this storm be calm
         and always put their trust in you for provision and safety.

       May no damage be caused that is beyond repair.

       May no one be anxious for anything, but in everything,
         let their requests be made known unto you

         and may the peace of God,
         which surpasses all understanding,

         guard all of our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

       All these things we pray, in Jesus’ name.

All:    Amen.