God of wind, water, and fire,

we come in prayer for those who are in danger

and whose lives are forever changed

because of the storms in the Atlantic and around the world.

Tame the natural forces of chaos and destruction that defy control

and rock and endanger life by their fury.

Give us the wisdom to speak truthfully

and not call disasters your actions or divine justice.

Nurture our faith so that we come to rely more and more upon you and

on your loving kindness which knows no bounds or decay,

and to trust your power, which in Jesus Christ stilled storms,

raised the dead,

and silenced the destructive and frenzied powers.