Prayer of Thanksgiving

O God our Help in Ages Past, our Hope for Years to come: so many of us have been spared the ravages of the storm; some have been spared waters that flood and winds that harm. For those without electricity, we pray for comfort; for those hurt, we pray for help.  O Holy One, as we think about others who have had much wiped out, we know how much we have and how much others have lost. As we pray for and act on behalf of others, we can put our words into actions or into financial help. We offer ourselves as we are able, and we offer this prayer of thanks for those who are safe and sound, even if nerves have been rattled, and sleep has been elusive.

Thank you for being our strength and shield, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jeffrey A. Sumner                                                                            September 12, 2017