Compassionate Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by the devastating tornado outbreak in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayer for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead.
We ask your blessing on all those who have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their security and their hope. Bless the work of relief agencies and those proving emergency assistance. May their work be guided by the grace and strength that comes from you alone.
Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, in aid to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of those affected, even after the crisis is over. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
DONATE TO HELP THE TORNADO AND STORM VICTIMS OF WESTERN KENTUCKY
* You can give online to help Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro help those impacted by the recent devastation in our communities. Please visit https://owensborodiocese.org/give/ and select Catholic Charities.
* Checks may be mailed to: Catholic Charities Tornado Relief, 600 Locust St., Owensboro, KY, 42301