Friday, September 02, 2005

Update on Response to Katrina

Episcopal Relief and Development has updated information.

Their Hurricane Katrina Crisis Center provides news, links to prayers, a bulletin insert, FEMA instructions for evacuees, help from Episcopal Migration Ministries and a message from the Presiding Bishop.

A prayer by The Reverend Wilma Jakobsen, All Saints, Pasadena;

Most Merciful, Most Compassionate God
Hear our prayers for your people affected by Hurricane Katrina
And let their cries come unto You.

O God, the floods have engulfed the land
The storms made a wasteland of water
How can we sing to you
When so many have died or are missing?

Strengthen those who cling to life
Keep their hope and hearts alive;
Revive the weary rescue workers and tired medical teams
Renew the resolve of those who have lost everything.

Quicken all efforts to rush resources and aid
Send our people to help;
Open our hearts to give and give again
That we may be generous bearers of healing and help.

God of the Universe
Pour out your Spirit of mercy and compassion
In Your Name we pray. AMEN.

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