Prayers for these troubled times:

The Supplication – ….......may be used as a separate devotion; especially in times of war, of of national anxiety, or of disaster.

O Lord, arise, help us;
And deliver us for thy Name's sake.

O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have 
declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their
days, and in the old time before them.

O Lord, arise, help us;
and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,  
world without end.  Amen.

O Lord, arise, help us;
and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

V. From our enemies defend us, O Christ;
R. Graciously behold our afflictions.
V. With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts;
R. Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.
V. Favorably with mercy hear our prayers;
R. O Son of David, have mercy upon us.
V. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ;
R. Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord

The Officiant concludes

Let us pray.

We humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon
our infirmities; and, for the glory of thy Name, turn from us  
all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant
that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and
confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness
and pureness of living, to thy honor and glory; through our  
only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                    Book of Common Prayer – pg. 154
 God of the present moment,
 God who in Jesus stills the storm
 and soothes the frantic heart;
 bring hope and courage to us
 as we wait in uncertainty.
 Bring hope that you will make us the equal
 of whatever lies ahead.
 Bring us courage to endure what cannot be  
 for your will is health and wholeness;
 you are God, and we need you.
      Adopted from The New Zealand Prayer Book
                                  by The Rev. Carol Hosler