Day of Prayer and Reflection for Flood Victims

14 Jan 2011

In the early morning of Friday 14 January, thousands of residents of Toowoomba and the surrounding area entered St Luke’s Anglican Church for a Day of Prayer and Reflection organised by the city’s Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Uniting Churches. Whereever you are in the world, you can join in the day of reflection by praying the prayer below, provided by the Diocese of Toowoomba.

Prayer for Those Affected by the Floods

God of compassion,
You created a world for us
To know your love and peace
Yet amidst the beauty of creation
We encounter pain and hurt
And forces beyond our control.
At times like this our hearts are shaken and ache with sorrow
At the destruction of our lives, homes and livelihoods.
Hear our prayers for those affected by the floods
And for all those working
To bring relief and fresh hope.