Pray without ceasing.
2nd Thessalonians 5:17 encourages us to pray continually. Following a disaster, our best response is first to seek God's presence on behalf of those in need.
Worship resources offer you and your congregation ways to pray, sing, and together invite the love of God to lead our response as we seek to reflect the hope that is found in Christ.
Prayers and Litanies
Prayers in Time of Disaster and Trouble
Prayers following violence
Prayers for rebuilding
Faith in the Midst of Community Disaster: a Bible study on Disaster Preparedness, by Rev. Joan LeRoy Abell. Our faith informs how we deal with disaster—not only strengthening and giving hope; but also shaping how we help others rebuild and experience that hope. Download and print. (24 pages)
God With Us: Worship and Christian Education Resources for Congregational Use After a Local Disaster – curriculum with emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families immediately after a disaster. Download and print.
Out of the Depths — worship resources for terror attacks. A booklet collection of theological reflections and liturgical expressions exploring the nature of suffering, disaster, faith and the presence of God in the aftermath of September 11. Order PDS# 74340-02-012.
- Service of Pastoral Care following the destruction of a home, prepared by the Office of Theology and Worship