Merciful and Ever-Present God, we are joined together with our siblings in Christ when they suffer. Continue to be with those who are recovering from recent storms and flooding. Protect those who are still in danger. Open more safe pathways for evacuations. Gather resources from across the region to help with cleanup once the waters recede. May your love and presence be known in how we respond and care for one another; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.