Thursday, October 6, 2016

Weathering the Storm

Catholic Relief Services reports: "Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm has caused massive devastation and flooding in Haiti, which is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has yet to fully recover from a catastrophic earthquake in 2010."  Heavy flooding is also reported in southern Cuba and in the Dominican Republic.  The storm is passing through the Bahamas and is threatening Florida.  (For more information on the situation and on how you can help, go to )

A Prayer for the People Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Compassionate God,

We pray for all those in the Caribbean 
affected by Hurricane Matthew, 
and offer these words of Psalm 29:11;

"May the Lord give might to his people;
may the Lord bless his people with peace!"

Lord, give might to those who need your strength to carry on.
Fill their troubled hearts with your peace,
and move us with your compassion 
that we may respond generously to those in need.

(Prayer courtesy of Catholic Relief Services)

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