First, Lord, we remember that you alone are sovereign. Nothing surprises you. You see us, you know us, and you are always ready to help meet each and every one of our needs.

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” Psalms 46:1 NLT


Secondly, we pray, for the protection of the families that were displaced. We pray for those who are still being evacuated. we pray for comfort to the families that have lost everything. We intercede for those who are missing, and pray they will be found.

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.” Psalm 5:11 ESV


Third, we lift up the leadership of our state, city, and county. Give them wisdom as they orchestrate the response and recovery efforts across the island. Give them strategies for reaching those who are stranded, and support them where our infrastructure has failed.

“And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” 1 John 5:15 ESV


Fourth, put a hedge of protection around our first responders and aid workers. Strengthen them, And give them a renewed hope.

“For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah 6:9 ESV


Fifth, use us to be vessels of your goodness. Help us as we draw near to you to be a blessing to those who are affected.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 ESV


Lastly, Lord, we pray for rain. Calm the wind. Send the rain. Heal our land.

“Ask rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field.” Zechariah 10:1 ESV