The Friars of the Atonement unite ourselves in prayer to the victims of the devastating tornados in the U.S. South and Midwest on December 10-11, 2021.

Most high and good Lord, giver of life and comfort of the grieving, hear our prayer for the recovery of those injured and distraught by the recent tornadoes which crushed vast areas of Kentucky and parts of nearby states.

We pray especially for the great number of those who perished in the storms and those who mourn their loss.

In overwhelming moments such as these, we turn to you for refuge and strength.

As we prepare to celebrate the gift of unity we share with you in the Incarnation of your son, assure those hurt and we who love them that you truly are in our midst.

We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit are truly one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Fr. James Loughran, SA
Vicar General, 1st Councilor
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement