Campus Ministry joins our University community in praying for
everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. May we all
receive support, comfort and healing in this time of
We look forward to gathering soon with the entire St. John's
community to pray in Thanksgiving and remembrance. Please check
upcoming editions of Web Digest for additional information,
including a date and time.
Along with prayer, helping others also is the St. John's way. We
are proud that so many of you have offered your time to those in
need. Campus Ministry is making concrete plans to assist the
storm's victims in the coming days and weeks. For simple and
meaningful ways to assist in the short term, we encourage you to
We realize that every member of the St. John's community has been
impacted in some way. We all have friends, family, neighbors and
classmates affected by this storm. Campus Ministry will continue to
offer ways you can join the recovery efforts. Meanwhile, if you
know of any member of our University community requiring
assistance, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, we ask you to join us in prayer for all those who
have lost so much:
A Prayer for the Storm's Victims
Oh God, Creator of earth and sea and sky,
We pray together today for our sisters and brothers
Who have endured this storm,And especially for those we have
Please grant us fortitude and help when needed.
We know that you remain with us in every moment of ourlives:
Lord, please strengthen our faith now,
And let it guide us in these difficult days.
Please protect the safety of police officers and
Ambulance crews and medical personnel, as well as those
Who are restoring our power and other services.
Help us to focus on what is good in the human spirit, and
To thank you for all those who have stepped forward
to help others.
May even this become a moment of Grace for us all.
We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.