Our McAuley family holds close in prayers those impacted by the devastating effects of hurricane Irma. We offer this prayer in their name:
Loving God, in the communion of Christ, we are joined with the trials and sufferings of all.
Be with those who endure the effects of hurricane Irma.
Reveal your love and hope in the midst of the suffering.
Protect those in the path of danger.
Open the pathway of evacuation.
Provide assistance to those who need help.
Help loved ones to find one another in the chaos.
Give strength and perseverance to those who offer aid and comfort.
Bring hope to all persons and places that know devastation in the calm following the winds and rain. Bring comfort to those who grieve the loss of loved ones and property.
Ease the fears of all and make your presence known in the stillness of your peace.
Help us to shoulder the burden of suffering and make us bearers of hope that can be found in you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.