Loving God, we offer up our prayers
for the concern this day -
for those struggling to rebuild lives
from the aftermath of natural disasters
especially the rage of tornados - be with
those who lost home, or family, who lost
life, lost everything but life. Surround them
with your peace, your mercy, your grace.
Help us to know how to help, lead us, guide us
in the ways, down the road, to help.
But also, we pray for those suffering
from human disasters
from failed economies
may the power of your Holy Spirit
bring new life, new hope.
Gracious God, we give you thanks for the blessings of this life -
for family, for friends, for the kindness of strangers,
for home and food, and work
for the coming Spring,
for warmer, longer days ahead
for the gift of the Christ,
your gift of love, who lovingly
leads us in this life.
Creator God, fill us with nourishment
the kind that only you can offer.
Fill us with hope
fill us with kindness
fill us with gentleness
fill us with your love.
May we be your living love.