My wish is for peace to come to those who have been ravaged by the storm -- a deep calm, a quiet acceptance, and a spark of hope fueled by the love of neighbor and stranger helping neighbor and stranger alike.
As the storm caused destruction, may the elements of nature now become a force for healing! My heart is holding this Gaelic Blessing for all (though this arrangement is in the Christian tradition, my prayer is inclusive of ALL), after the storm:
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.