The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers the following prayer for all those who suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Pastors may use the prayer in congregations, and all are invited to include these victims in personal prayers.
Merciful Lord, look with kindness and mercy on all those who suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. In Your mercy and according to Your will, supply their physical needs, restore dwellings, bring renewed health to the afflicted, give them hope and comfort in the midst of their distress, and grant them faith in the One who suffered for us, Jesus Christ. Guide, equip, strengthen and protect all who work to bring healing and relief. Swiftly restore order and peace. Use this time and these events to humble us before You, to lead us to repent of our sin, and to seek Your mercy and love, which never fails; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.