A Hurricane Michael Remembrance Prayer
On the Florida coast,
The waves battered, the wind blew,
but your love remained steadfast.
Steeples collapsed, buildings crumbled
but your church stood strong.
Homes fell, lives destroyed,
but your faithfulness sustained.
We celebrate your presence and power
in the midst of the storm.
We celebrate the rebuilding and recovery
by the hands of so many.
Hold close all still battered by wind and wave.
Lift up all who need comfort and hope.
Empower us to continue to walk with them the long road of recovery.
Through Jesus Christ, who is the peace that calms all storms. Amen.
by Dr. Geoffrey Lentz of First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe