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A Prayer for the Flood Stricken in eastern Kentucky, by Rabbi David Dine Wirtschafter (2022)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=45913 A Prayer for the Flood Stricken in eastern Kentucky, by Rabbi David Dine Wirtschafter (2022) 2022-07-30 02:54:19 "A Prayer for the Flood Stricken" was offered by Rabbi David Dine Wirtschafter and shared via his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/david.wirtschafter/posts/pfbid02MGR72NZJuZkXMsY7GsGt6fjttDa5yEA735Kai7xfK41yW61a32rePnkEH6z4usd5l">Facebook page</a> on 28 July 2022. He adds, "Please contribute to the <a href="https://secure.kentucky.gov/FormServices/Finance/EKYFloodRelief">Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund</a>." Text the Open Siddur Project David Dine Wirtschafter David Dine Wirtschafter https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ David Dine Wirtschafter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Dangerous Storms &amp; Floods 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer 2022 Eastern Kentucky floods July 2022 United States floods
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God of rainfall and ruin,
of fortune and misfortune,
of flooding and drought,
of prosperity and peril.
We ask your blessing
on our brothers and sisters in eastern Kentucky,
trying to hang on after another harrowing night.
Grant comfort and consolation
to the families who lost loved ones;
Faith and and fortitude
to the first responders seeking to rescue
fellow human beings from destruction;
Hope and healing
to the injured and disheartened;
Patience and perseverance
to those eagerly waiting to learn
what has happened
or to lend a hand.
Help us to hear the cry to those who need us.
To keep thinking of them
well beyond when the news cycle moves on.
May we heed the call
to show generosity of substance
and of spirit.
Like the survivors of the Great Flood in Genesis,
may our brothers and sisters in eastern Kentucky
be blessed to watch the waters of destruction recede,
to witness homes and towns restored.
May the turmoil of this flooding
come to and end
and may all who are troubled
know peace.

“A Prayer for the Flood Stricken” was offered by Rabbi David Dine Wirtschafter and shared via his Facebook page on 28 July 2022. He adds, “Please contribute to the Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund.”

 

 

 

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