Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Worship Resources for Natural Disasters


Greetings friends,

Here are some links to some helpful resources for churches preparing Sunday worship with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas in mind.  If these are helpful, I offer them in that spirit. 

There are many prayers, songs, litanies and articles at Discipleship Ministries:

This is a more ecumenical site (there are resources developed after tragedies in Oklahoma at this site):

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has great, original music written for a variety of topics but she has three specifically for natural disasters such as hurricanes.  At her website (https://www.carolynshymns.com/), she has these listed at the top of her page:

  • "O God, We've Prayed in Wind and Rain"
  • "When Waters Roar and Foam"
  • "God of Creation"
She has many more hymns in her natural disaster section:

Grace and peace,
Derrek Belase
Director of Discipleship
Oklahoma Conference


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