Lord, I Pray for the Eastern Seaboard. I pray for Haiti, For Cuba, for New Jersey, For New York, For Staten Island, for Long Island.
Lord, I Pray for the first responders, who risk their own lives to save the lives of others, even the lives of people who have ignored evacuation orders.
Lord I Pray for the Fire, Ambulance and Police Workers, who give their time, both paid and volunteer, to get the job done and protect life and property from the after effects of the storm and from looters who take advantage of the misfortune of others.
Lord I Pray for the Military, both regular and reserve, who guard our shores and secure the area around the disaster zone to free up the police for more important work
Lord, I pray for the relief workers, volunteers all, who give of themselves often whilst suffering worse trauma and loss than the people they are serving
Lord, I Pray for the Ministries, the ones within the disaster zone giving from their stockpiles to feed the people, to provide shelter and warmth, and behind every ministry is a driving force, a bundle of energy with a vision You have given them to put them in place for an event such as this.
My Lord I pray for the Ministries at a distance, who rally volunteers to collect goods and donations to send to the disaster area and help out in the long term, long after the newspapers and TV news people have lost interest and moved on to a newer story.
Many have no home to go back to, many have homes that are fit only to be demolished and rebuilt. These repairs take time. Lord I pray that the relief effort be continuous, with many organizations countrywide doing their part for the greater good.