Bishop writes special prayer for W.Va.; updates on how to donate

By WV UMC Admin

“I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm–I will come to you.” John 14:18 (The Living Bible)

Oh God, hold your children of West Virginia in your strong arms once again. You know the loss, the crisis, the chaos, the pain that is being experienced by those affected by storm and flood. In the midst of this adversity, please be very present with the families and the communities who have been devastated and are searching for things and for answers. Remind them that you are present and reveal yourself to them in ways and through people which bring them comfort, strength, and hope. Assure them and us that you are in control, no matter what.  We thank you Lord, for your love that will not let us go.

Wrap your arms of love around those who are in shock and pain; those who are in the midst of fear and doubt. Help us to both experience your presence and resurrection power; and to be the body of Christ, the light and life of Christ, to those who feel lost.

It is in the name of Christ, Your Son, our Savior that we pray this simple prayer believing in Your power to bring all Your people through the storm, into recovery, new life, healing, hope, and peace. Amen!

Please donate to flood relief in West Virginia, through the United Methodist Church, where 100% of your donation will be used for flood relief. You may send your check to to WV Conference Treasurer P O Box 2469, Charleston, WV 25329.  Please put  #935 flood relief in memo line on the check. This will ensure your donation is used for flood relief in West Virginia. Every penny. EVERY penny. You may also place your check in this week’s offering plate.