The news is devastating for those struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey. It’s devastating for those impacted by Irma. And it’s devastating for millions of people around the world who deal with their own tragedies – some self-imposed, and some as powerful as natural catastrophes inflicted on them.

Our hearts break for those who suffer. They also break because we feel so powerless. But we are not. So help us do what You have created us to do – pray, reach out in love and serve others.

Indeed, enable us to be Your grace to others in just the way You know they need at just the time they need it and in just the way they need it.

May it be so!