Wednesday, October 31
Post-Sandy Update and Prayer
Consultant to the Bishop Elect
Happy to share that we have now heard from all but four of our churches with no significant damage to property or harm to people.
The Episcopal Conference Center had a tree fall on the male staff cabin and the May House (where Bishop-Elect Knisely is living) has a damaged seawall with lots of debris on the lawn and landscaping issues. But on the whole, the major problems seem to be just no phones and no power. Let's remember to check with our more vulnerable folks -- they may need food or water in the days ahead (especially if power stays off). Or they may just need companionship, a cup of tea and a chance to share their stories.
As we go into the night, I share one of my favorite prayers, especially for those working tonight:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake.
Posted by The Episcopal Diocese of RI