Prayer for those affected by Hurricane Irma
Gracious and loving God,
We hold before you all those in the path of Hurricane Irma,
In particular, Bishop Errol and our link Diocese of North-East Caribbean and Aruba.
We pray for the bereaved, the injured and the many displaced from their homes;
for all who are fearful and distressed;
for congregations whose churches have been damaged or destroyed;
and for all who seek to bring relief.
Open our hearts with compassion and generosity to the needs of our brothers and sisters.
And may we and all your people know that you are always with us at all times in stillness and in storm.
Through Christ our Lord,
Account from one of the clergy on St Kitts:
“We have learnt that in Anguilla all three churches have been badly damaged with the roof of one of the churches being completely torn off…..St. Maarten and Barbuda can only be accessed by water….because Sint Maarten/St. Martin is both Dutch and French it’s a bit more difficult getting information…….Barbuda is currently under going evacuation approx. 1600 people – really bad there, no where for people to shelter with another hurricane right behind, the only course of action is to evacuate, assess, and then start rebuilding. The only Anglican church in Barbuda is badly damaged and roof is completely gone”.