By Xiomara Reyboras Ortiz
Loving Almighty One, we claim your promises of wholeness and provision when we pray for one another.
God, as we join in prayer and in spirit for your people, our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. We celebrate that You are our comfort and strength in times of disaster, crisis and pain.
Today Puerto Rico faces a great challenge and has chosen to shout “Puerto Rico se levanta”
“Puerto Rico rises up.” Surround them with your Grace and peace.
You are the God who lifts up those who have fallen and sustains those who work to rescue or rebuild ruined cities.
In your love; give comfort to those who grieve, give healing to those who are ill, and make the broken whole again.
In the days and weeks and months ahead there will be difficulties and tears, but your grace will give our country the strength to move forward. As they begin to rebuild and as we put our hearts, hands and resources together to help, we commend them and us to your care.
Give them and give us a clear sense of purpose and concern for others so we may create a community where your will may be done.
Together we praise your name as agents of your love. May the certainty of your presence bring hope and strength.
Puerto Rico will rise up in the name of the Lord. Amen.