Eternal Creator,

Bless the lands bearing the enormous burden of Super Typhoon Nockten

And bless the people who love these lands and call them home.

With your help and guidance, may we work to:

Protect the vulnerable and those most affected by the devastating winds and flooding brought by this typhoon
Strengthen those who are able to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual aid;
Embrace and support those who grieve loved ones, or who are sick or injured and
Support our partners in ministry who will continue to serve the people and the land long after the Typhoon Nockten has passed.

As a mother comforts and protects her young from the dangers of life,

gather us, who are scattered around the world, in love,

and like a loving mother, grant us true wisdom so that we may we shield each other from the unimaginable powers of nature.

Amen.