Almighty God, we pray that you would watch over your beloved ones in Oklahoma. Help them to mourn their losses. Help them to comfort one another. Give them strength, in your good time, to rebuild their lives. Help us to know that what is ordinary is infinitely precious, to treasure those we love while we have them, to love our lives deeply but hold them lightly, and, at the last, to place them gently into your hands, whence they came. We ask all this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you would like to make your prayers tangible, St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City is receiving funds to assist with relief, recovery, and rebuilding, which they will use in partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development. Contributions should be sent to the Cathedral at 127 NW 7th, Street Oklahoma City, OK 73102, with “Tornado Relief” in the memo line.