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Prayers for those affected by Cyclone Fani

Two prayers for those affected by Cyclone Fani in India and Bangladesh.

Prayer 1

God of all comfort and grace,

Visit those who are suffering because of Cyclone Fani and the devastation it threatens to bring to life and land in India and Bangladesh.

May your great love surround those who feel fearful and alone there.

May your strength empower those who feel weak, powerless and dispirited in the light of such forceful and violent winds and rain.

May you protect those who have been evacuated and who are seeking shelter from the storms. 

May your wings of love, strength and protection keep people safe.   

In the midst of chaos bring your peace.

In the midst of danger provide a place of safety.

God of mercy, hear our prayer for the people of India and Bangladesh.

Amen

Prayer 2

You who calmed the storm

You whose light shines in the darkness

You who walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death.

Be a refuge and strength

For our brothers and sisters

In India

In Bangladesh.

As the cyclone roars,

Be a voice of calm.

As panic rises,

Bring your peace.

As fear takes its toll,

May hope spring forth.

We pray for safety, for refuge, for food and medical attention where needed most desperately.

Open our hearts to hear the cries of our neighbours.

In your name we pray,

Amen.