As a resident of the Houston area, Hurricane Harvey has made an impression on me. We take storms of this caliber very seriously. So seriously that schools close for multiple days and churches cancel Sunday worship services. We are better safe than sorry. Flooding and dangerous roadways are the biggest concern.
With so many churches canceling worship services on Sunday, there have been several devotions made available for home use. Here is a list of litanies, prayers, and devotions I found for use in times of inclement weather. Feel free to share others that you may know.
- A Liturgy for Times When Storms Arise (from Celebration in Cypress, TX)
- A Liturgy in a Time of Storm (from Kindred in Houston, TX)
- Litany in Response to a Hurricane
- Prayer Book for the Hurricane and Tornado Seasons (from Thomas Weitzel)
- Storm Sunday Liturgy (from Australia)
- In the Eye of the Hurricane (by Kwasi Kena)
- A Hurricane Liturgy (from Lent and Beyond)
- Resources Created from Hurricane Katrina (from The Text This Week)
- A simple liturgy posted by Bishop Mike Rinehart to Facebook:
Light a candle.
Pray: O God, with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of your Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Look up these texts, read and discuss:
The coastlands look for deliverance…
If God had not been on our side, the raging waters would have overwhelmed us…
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds…
You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it…
Pray for the church, the world, your family, your congregation, the needy, the dearly departed.
Pray The Lord’s Prayer
Bless one another and share the Peace.