Invitation to Pray Daily for Victims and First Responders of Hurricane Harvey

Invitation to Pray Daily for Victims and First Responders of Hurricane  Harvey 
 
  Gracious Lord,
please keep all of your children who have been afflicted by this disaster from despair and  do not let their faith be overwhelmed by the seeming impossible tragedy they are enduring.  Sustain and comfort them. Help us direct all our efforts to attend the injured, rescue those in danger. Bless all of the responders, and deliver any who are still in danger. Give them courage in danger, skill in  difficulty, and compassion in service.  Loving God, please help us to bring hope and healing that all may find relief and restoration.  Through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 
Amen.