Gulf of Mexico Prayer

Gulf of Mexico Prayer

God, we come to you today with heavy and humbled hearts. We ask that your healing, comforting and strengthening presence be with all those affected by this unfolding tragedy:

For workers injured, missing and presumed dead from the explosion on the rig and for their families and friends,
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers

For people working tirelessly to contain the spill and protect fragile ecosystems and communities from its toxic impacts,

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers

For individuals and communities whose livelihoods depend upon the Gulf of Mexico, 

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers

For your good Creation – from the smallest of sea creatures to the birds of the air – and all your magnificent handiwork at risk of exposure from our human errors,

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers

For wisdom to understand our dependence on You and strength that we might walk humbly in the path of justice and right-relationships with all Your Creation,

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers

Source: Episcopal Church