In light of the natural disasters that have taken place lately, here is a Christopher prayer for those who are suffering:
“Lord, our world has been upended. The forces of nature appear to be conspiring against us. Our sense of hope has either burned up in flames, been washed away in a flood, crumbled with the earth, or been blown away by a fierce wind. Your presence is virtually undetectable.
“But then I remember that Your beloved Son suffered too. He spoke the words, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me” while hanging on the cross. Yet the truth is that You never did forsake Him. Instead, You walked with Him through His pain—quiet, yes, but ever-present.
“As we grasp onto the tiniest spark of hope, we remember the words of Scripture: ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ “No doubt, the road ahead will not be easy. Open our minds and hearts to Your wisdom, courage and guidance on the journey; bring us comfort when our hearts are breaking; carry us when we are weary; and give us strength as we rebuild our lives. Amen.”
Do not fear, only believe. (Mark 5:36)
Bless those suffering tragedies, Lord.