Creator God, we ask you to calm the wind and the waves of the approaching hurricane, 

and spare those in its path from harm. Help those who are in their way to reach safety.

Open our hearts in generosity to all who need help in the coming days.

O God, you made us all in your own image. 

Look with compassion on the whole human family; 

take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; 

break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; 

and work through our struggle and

confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; 

that, in your good time, all may serve you in harmony.