|Storms hit the South West of
“I am calling on our churches and Christian people to pray for our nation at this time of crisis and to ask God for protection for those most exposed to danger and destruction from severe flooding, torrential rain and high winds which have left great devastation in their wake, particularly in the west of England, Wales and coastal areas of the United Kingdom,” says the Bishop.
He asks for prayer in particular for:
- Those bereaved, injured and turned out of their homes
- People whose businesses have been damaged
- Those whose job it is to protect the vulnerable – the army, police, fire service, ambulance crews, utility workers and public authorities
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for the flood-stricken south-west of England, for London, the south-east and Wales, predicting torrential rain and winds of up to 80mph tonight (Friday 7 February)and tomorrow, which could cause another wave of power cuts and topple trees as well as causing inland and coastal flooding.
Bishop Michael urges churches to make the casualties of extreme weather the focus of their prayers this weekend.