God, I sit back and marvel at your Creation ... that in less than a second you released all the elements and laws of physics that eventually made life here a reality. But I marvel even more that such an awesome God could step from this gigantic creation and pay attention to each of us as individuals. It is comforting that you are always near, even when things go very badly for us. I join the prayers of thousands of others who ask for your continued grace and mercy as the southern part of our country reels back from the fury of Katrina and Rita. Death and destruction has visited your people ... so many of those who escaped the fury are now living far from their homes ... living in shelters or in churches or the homes of loving strangers. Grant these people your strength and your peace that they will find a way to begin anew.