Friday, March 11, 2011

For the People of Japan


Photo credit: European Pressphoto Agency


This prayer is from the Church of England website. I nicked it from Episcopal Café.

O loving Creator,
bring healing and hope to those who, at this time, grieve, suffer pain, or who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
We remember those who have died and we pray for those who mourn for them.
We pray for those who may be affected as the tsunami spreads across the Pacific.
May we all be aware of Your compassion, O God, which calms our troubled hearts and shelters our anxious souls.
May we pray with humility with our troubled and struggling brothers and sisters on earth.
May we dare to hope that through the generosity of the privileged, the destitute might glimpse hope, warmth and life again.
Through our Saviour Christ who lives with us, comforts us and soothes us.
Amen.

We also remember the victims of the earthquake in New Zealand and those rebuilding their lives. We pray for the victims of political violence around the world and throughout North Africa and the Middle East, especially.

4 comments:

Paul said...

Amen.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Amen

Caminante said...

Thinking of you whose story includes living in Japan....

WV: messe, French for Mass as in the Holy Eucharist, not our mess.

susan s. said...

Yes. Amen.

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