SUMMIT TO SHORE: Theologically and philosophically informed eclectic ruminations on everything between summit to shore, especially cycling, hiking and backpacking, kayaking, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology, politics, culture, travel, poetry, and creative writing by John Edward Harris, a progressive Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Minister of the Word and Sacrament.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
A Prayer for Texas
We often stand in awe before your
creation, O God,
mesmerized by both its beauty
and its power.
The wind and the rain that
has engulfed Texas reminds us of the ferocity of natural
forces as well as of our reliance upon you.
We pray for the victims of
wind, rain, and flooding
along the Texas coast,
especially the residents of Houston.
We pray for their safety and
the safety of first responders.
In the midst of such natural
help not refer to them as “Acts of God,”
or see them as instruments of
your judgment upon those who are suffering from the storm,
or even your grace shed upon
those who escape while their neighbors don’t.
Rather, help us see them as weather events that
are part of the natural state of our living planet. Amen.