Lord God, heavenly Father, You are the Lord over the forces of nature and over our lives. You showed Your power when You divided the waters of the Red Sea and the Jordan River for Your people to cross in safety. Your Son Jesus Christ spoke to the waves and to the winds and calmed the forces of nature for the safety of Your people. We pray to You, O Lord, show Your compassion and love to all people in Manitoba and surrounding areas and in the southern U.S., who are anxious, in fear and suffering the effects of the flooding these days. Relieve their suffering, provide for them in their physical needs, giving them food, health, shelter, strength, and especially the hope and assurance that You are the Good Shepherd, Saviour and Lord, and that You care for all people. Be with all government officials, workers and volunteers who are trying to prevent a major disaster. We pray according to Your gracious will and power, that the waters may recede, the fears subside and that Your peace may reign in the lives of all people as You have promised that in You, our souls abide in safety.
Through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord. Amen.