Sunday, 30 March 2014

Prayer for Monday 31st March 2014

Today from our church family we pray for Elizabeth Butler.

Yesterday we came to church an hour earlier as British Summer Time began. After a very wet and stormy winter we look forward to the signs of spring, but we continue to hold in our prayers all those whose homes and livelihoods have been severely damaged by storms and flooding. We pray that, as the water slowly recedes and the media begin to lose interest in their plight, they will continue to receive the help they need from local and national government, insurance companies and charities to repair their damaged properties. We give thanks for the work of all those who rescued people from their homes, those who worked on flood defences and for those who reconnected power supplies in difficult circumstances during the last two months. And we pray that those who are planning flood defences for the future, will be given sufficient resources to make these effective against extreme weather conditions.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer