Gracious Father, your love for creation and the people of this earth bolsters my spirit as I long for the day when people’s lives are restored from hurricanes and there is a vaccine for the corona virus and this deadly disease is being controlled. Just as you surely wept over Jesus death on the cross, I know that you share the pain and sorrow that so many are experiencing in the aftermath of hurricane Laura and during this pandemic. Help us to grieve with them, pray for them, support and encourage them in their time of sorrow and assist them in their recovery after a storm. Fill us with your love so that we may share your grace and mercy with others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.