Father, thank you for the sun shining through the leaves onto my deck. Thank you that the rains departed. My heart hurts for those who fight flooding. I pray for help to arrive to clean up the aftermath. Father, show us how to be hands and feet for you in this situation. Let us be the community that serves. Church, do what you do best. Love those in need through action. Lord, lead us to that person who needs assistance and encouragement to face the gunk that has to be cleaned out. Lead us to rally our forces to lend a hand. Let us show Jesus as we work. Let us lead those we help to a better understanding of Christianity and serving you. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.