Today our prayers are with those suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated communities in Texas and continues to cause flooding in the Houston area. We offer this prayer from the Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas:
Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy City where the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Sustain those displaced by the storm with food, drink, and all other bodily necessities of life. We especially remember before you all poor and neglected persons it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, we may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
Watch a statement from the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry below.
You can donate to Episcopal Relief and Development's Hurricane Harvey Response Fund here.