Hurricane Ian, A Reflection

We invite you to join Bishop Doug Scharf in reflection and prayer as we mark one year since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida.

O God of mercy and grace; you are our source of strength and hope, and with you all things are possible. We entrust to your loving care all those who continue to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Ian; may your presence sustain the weary and heal the brokenhearted. We thank you for those who have given generously to assist those in need, for the kindness of strangers, and for the gift of community. Grant your wisdom and guidance to all who are engaged in the ongoing work of rebuilding and recovery, that your promise of renewal and restoration might be made known among your people. Above all, we give you praise for your healing power and the sustaining presence of your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.