Monday, September 01, 2008

Governor-General's Statement on Hurricane Gustav

-- Dominion Forum
It is fitting that I should at this time bring to you an update on conditions in our City of New Orleans, and the surrounding area. It appears that God has spared the City at this time, and we are thankful for that.

O LORD God, who hast justly humbled us by thy late visitation of us with immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls by this provision for the safety of our City of New Orleans. We praise and glorify thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and will always declare thy loving-kindness from generation to generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

However the storm has caused serious damage to the City, and to surrounding areas as well. It appears that the levee system in New Orleans will hold, however levees in other places including the barony of Choctaw (Plaquemines parish), have failed and they and half of the city have lost electrical power. It will take time to restore the levees, power, and housing, but by God's Grace we shall endure and prosper. It is right and proper that we call upon God to continue to show us His mercy as we begin to rebuild yet again.

O ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence unto thy servants against the face of their enemies; We yield thee praise and thanksgiving for our deliverance from those great and apparent dangers of wind and rain wherewith we were so nearly compassed. We acknowledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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