God of hope, the reality of the pain and agony that people are experiencing during the aftermath of hurricane Laura and this COVID-19 crisis fills each day with more new cases, and deaths. Help us hold up the blessed hope of healing and restoration for all who suffer. We seek you O God, for support. Your Word tells us to “… wait upon the Lord and we will be renewed,” and so we wait and pray in hope of renewal in health and wellness, in hope for each of our communities that have been utterly destroyed in the hurricane, and in hope for safety and loving care for each other. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.