News of the hundreds of deaths and extensive suffering following Hurricane Matthew calls us to prayer and solidarity.
We remember at this time the people of Haiti (the poorest country in the northern hemisphere), the Caribbean and several areas of USA.
God of all life, we hold in our prayer all who are suffering at this time.
In the midst of their loss and grief, may your peace comfort them.
In the midst of their suffering, pain and uncertainties, may your strength reassure them.
In the midst of all the destruction and fear, may those affected be supported by the compassion and generosity of others.
In times of disaster, may we all hold firm to you, O God, confident that you hold us in all moments of our lives.