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Wednesday, 16 March 2022 12:24

Prayers for the flood affected

Praying for our flood ravaged communities here in Australia

The NCCA, along with our Member Churches and many other Church organisations hold in our hearts and prayers those affected by the recent flooding in QLD and NSW. For those doing it tough in the floods, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

In such devastating times as these, it is heartening to know that our Churches emergency chaplains are being deployed to care. Please continue to pray for them and their work amongst the affected communities.

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2 

   
Brisbane, QLD    Sydney, NSW      Lismore, NSW

 

Read: 

Sight Magazine - In coastal village of Evans Head, Australia, church rallies to pray and help those facing floods 

NSW Disaster Recovery chaplaincy:

The Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (DRCN), a ministry of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and ACT, at present has deployed 35 chaplains across 19 evacuation centres that are accessible by road, with many more centres inaccessible due to flood waters.

Coordinated by the Uniting Church in Australia,  NSW Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network has had added support from Victorian chaplains trough Australian Volunteer Emergency Chaplaincy Alliance (AVECA)

Read: VCCEM article - VCCEM deployed to NSW   

Prayers from Churches and Ecumenical partners 

Lutheran Church of Australia

LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith and his Queensland District counterpart Pastor Mark Vainikka are calling on members of the church to pray for those impacted by the tragic unfolding flood crisis in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.  

Pray for flood victims  

Anglican Board of Mission

Eternal God,

let the waters recede and spare your people.

We ask for your mercy

on those affected by the floods in Australia.

We pray for those who have died,

and ask that your send your Spirit to console their loved ones.

Pierce our hearts with compassion for those

who have lost their homes, businesses or animals.

May they have the courage and energy

to face the long road ahead:

the clean-up, the rebuilding and the difficult decisions.

Keep our hearts and minds on the needs of those impacted,

both now and in the months ahead.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Prayer for those affected by the floods

Sydney Anglicans

In Psalm 46, we read these words of encouragement and comfort:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Almighty God,

Creator and preserver of our world. We ask you to hear our humble prayers for all those affected by the devastating floodwaters throughout southeastern Queensland and across the state of NSW.

We pray for all threatened by floodwaters in city, coastal & rural areas. Grant safety to the thousands of residents under evacuation orders. In your mercy, bring relief to affected areas and protect both life and property.

We pray for the sick, the injured and the homeless. Have compassion on those who grieve the loss of loved ones. In the midst of suffering, comfort men, women and children according to their needs.

Give courage and hope in the midst of despair. Through the generosity of governments and individuals, provide a future for those whose present circumstances are marked by loss and desperation. Grant wisdom to those who assist, especially government leaders, our State Emergency Service, our Australian Defence Force, other emergency workers and aid agencies. And by your gracious hand, rebuild communities where men, women and children are nurtured with care and love.

We particularly pray for Christian ministers and their congregations serving affected communities. By your grace, enable and equip them to be faithful servants in the midst of hardship and effective witnesses of your saving message.

At this time, may those without genuine peace find true hope in your Son, Jesus.

In His name we pray. AMEN.

Prayer for All Affected by Flood

 

Uniting Church in Australia

“Our prayers are with all those communities affected by this disaster, and we pray for the safety of people who are trapped or impacted by the rising floodwaters,” 

“On behalf of the Uniting Church, I extend our deep condolences to families and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives during this time.”

“We pray also for those returning to their homes after flooding has swept through, and those who have been left without homes to go to.”

Rev Sharon Hollis. UCA Assembly President.

President Rev Sharon Hollis has launched a national appeal to support people and communities impacted by the intense rainfall and devastating flooding across the East Coast.

UCA East Coast flooding emergency appeal

 

 

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