As you have probably read or heard in the news today, we’ve had more than a little rain in Houston. Here’s one of the many crazy and scary photos from last night:
Twitter has been an interesting way for me to see things through the eyes of others. For example, @theneener tweeted these two comparative photos of Brays Bayou:
These words from the Book of Common Prayer can be your own words this evening as you remember and pray for those in the City of Houston and in other regions of Texas who have been affected by these terrifying storms and high water — some losing family members and loved ones, some losing the use of their homes, others stressed by the loss of their vehicles and, therefore, part of their paychecks if they have no other reliable transportation to their various places of employment:
Gracious God, the comfort of all who sorrow, the strength of all who suffer: Let the cry of those in misery and need come to you, that they may find your mercy present with them in all their afflictions; and give us, we pray, the strength to serve them for the sake of him who suffered for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.