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Prayers for those affected by South Asia floods

Two prayers for those affected by flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

Rescue your people

Faithful and loving, God,

we pray for our sisters and brothers

affected by the intense monsoon rains 

in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

 

Rescue all who are marooned by flood waters.

Shelter those who have had to leave home.

Comfort the distressed, hold the bereaved.

Cause the rains to cease and the waters subside.

 

Support those who are working to respond.

Grant them all the support they need

to reach the most vulnerable and at great risk 

and to provide for all their essential needs.

 

Strengthen the many who are affected 

by the generosity and concern

of your people from around the world

who long for your will to be done on earth as in heaven.

 

In the name of your Beloved Son we pray, 

Amen.

A cry for justice

'But let justice roll down like waters,

And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.' (Amos 5: 24)

 

As flood waters rise destroying homes and livelihoods

As still water grows stagnant threatening disease

As embankments are weakened causing increasing concern

As lives are put on hold and families are devastated

By intense monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal,

we raise our voices with the prophet of old 

and cry for justice to roll down like waters.

Justice for those who are suffering the most,

but have done the least to cause the problem.

We long for righteousness like an ever-flowing stream

to quench the deep thirst and fill the hungry bellies 

of those who have had enough of empty promises

of relief packages and carbon reduction commitments.

The time is now for climate justice,

for the righteousness that brings fullness of life.

May all our hungers and thirsts be filled.

In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.