Almighty God, who settest the solitary in families and givest rest to all those who put their trust under the shadow of thy wings; inspire us, we pray, with zeal and fervor in the ministry of providing homes and places of refuge for those most in need in our community. We commend especially to thy care those families and individuals left destitute or homeless by super-storm Sandy. Grant to us in the work before us such clarity and conviction, such humility and hope, that we and all people of our towns and cities may be reminded that all belong to the human family of whom thou art the Father. Finally, put us so in mind that we worship and serve a Redeemer who as a man had no where to lay his head, that we may perform this work with a love and devotion as unto him. Grant these our prayers through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.