4/28/11

Prayer after the Tornadoes

Tornado in Alabama: (AP Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.)

Again, our friend Alden Solovy, over at To Bend Light, offers us a prayer for the moment: this time a prayer for the victims of the deadly weather in the South.

After the Tornadoes

G-d beyond my understanding,
The sky has turned violent,
Crushing homes and lives,
Upending dreams,
Toppling the foundations of hope and sustenance.
Crisis and chaos,
Confusion and loss,
A scene of sweeping destruction.

G-d of justice and mercy,
We pray for the people of the Southern United States,
And the victims of any disaster,
Any violence, suffering or despair.
Grant them shelter and solace,
Comfort and consolation,
Blessing and renewal.
May people of righteousness and mercy
Come swiftly to their aid.
Grant them endurance to survive,
Strength to rebuild,
Faith to mourn,
Courage to heal,
And devotion to each other.

G-d of heaven and earth,
Heavenly Guide,
Hand of love and shelter,
Grant the people of the Southern US
Your protection,
Your radiance,
And Your peace.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and www.tobendlight.com.
All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 
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