Throughout all storms and devastation, God remains faithful and present. While the forces of nature are beyond our control, they are not beyond God’s control.
Most recently, tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, pandemics, and all forms of injustice have ravaged the world.
The work in which CANAAC, PC(USA), and all of the partners of the WCRC remain focused upon all that we have in common and upon the use of our gifts and talents for the common good.
The areas in which we are committed include: justice, peace, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, worship, and prayer.
We unite our hearts and souls in prayer for all who have been affected in any way by all areas of devastation; we join in prayer with and for all who have been rendered homeless, without food and water, in hospitals, and who are in danger of any kind.
By God’s grace and the hope that is in God, we continue in faithful service and commitment, knowing that throughout all of the catastrophes of life, God is present and will strengthen us for all that we face.
Our lives are in God’s hands.
God of Grace and God of Hope, relieve all who suffer in any way; continue to be present with everyone who has been affected by the recent earthquakes, storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and any event that has brought suffering. In your love, heal all who suffer from COVID-19, whose lives have been threatened by illness or injustice, and grant us your peace for health, economic strength, and holistic well-being. In your Holy Name we pray. AMEN.
—Rev. Mary Newbern-Williams
First United Presbyterian Church
Richmond, Virginia, USA