Today the world is experiencing a variety of different crises. In British Columbia wildfires have been burning for weeks. Hurricane Harvey has dropped a deluge of rain on Texas. Within these and many other situations people are in dire need of help. In situations such as these it is difficult for us to offer direct aid. However, we can help through prayer and by making financial contributions to reputable agencies that are working in affected area’s. 

Presbyterian World Service & Development is collecting funds to assist with the fires in BC. You can learn about that here.

A Prayer for Refuge in Times of Crisis

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
thought its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
god is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The Lord of hosts is with us. Thanks be to God. Amen.

A Prayer for Relief Workers in Times of Crisis

God, our help and hope when waters rise,
you brought Israel safely through the sea.
Sustain all those who seek to save others,
so that they may repair the ruined cities,
raise up the former devastation’s,
and be the restorers of streets to line in;
through Jesus Christ, our saviour. Amen.