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Bishop Ed Konieczny has called for prayers for those affected by the devastating storms that passed through Oklahoma yesterday. Today, the Presiding Bishop for Oklahoma offered this prayer:

May the spirit of God hover over the broken, lost, and grieving, and may they meet the love of God in their neighbors’ responses.

Washington National Cathedral has also posted this prayer onto their Facebook page:

River Red, and soil, and the Native people before us: tawny is Thy canvas, Creator God, whereon by touch of light Thou hast painted the blue-stem grass, rich black earth, and white-tailed flash of deer.

Grant that they who sojourn in Oklahoma’s land may deserve Thy rainbowed blessing gilding the arch of heaven, and fish below, and every creature in its special mode of life.

Thine the painting, Lord; ours to pursue Thy beauty and truth in the various errands of our common cause; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

former National Cathedral dean Francis B. Sayre, Jr

Kyrie Eleison – Lord, Have Mercy