Sunday, 17 January 2010


Heavenly Father,

It is with a heavy heart that we come to you, not necessarily knowing what we should ask for because many of us are wondering, "Why did this happen? Why has tragedy struck Haiti again and why do so many lives have to be lost again? Why has this beautiful island been struck by a catastrophic earthquake and ruined?" But as many questions as we have regarding the situation, we still humble ourselves before you to ask for your mercy to be upon Haiti and its people. Extend your hand upon the land and restore all that has been lost, destroyed and damaged to be better than it was before. As rescue teams search for casualties, give them foresight. May they be led by your wisdom, and encouraged by your strength and advised by your discernment. There are yet people who are surviving and I pray that the rescue workers would find them in time and revive them. For the lives that will be lost, we pray for immediate comfort to come to the family and friends of the deceased. For those of us who are watching this unfold from the outside, I pray that you would give us hearts of compassion so that we can give out of our surplus to fill the deficit that is widening in Haiti. May we all extend ourselves in any way possible to secure our brothers and sisters in Haiti. And may every prayer regarding this tragedy be heard and responded to in your good time.

In Jesus' Name,

A prayer for the people of Haiti,

who, on a good day,

must take heroic measures just to wake the next,

And who must now find a way

to live through the end of the world:

Lord who speaks in earthquakes  Speak now inmiracles.

I thank you, that first prayer begins. Modeh Ani. The words spoken for the marvel of having woken up alive.

Lord whose relief work is beyond our capabilities

Breathe life today into those buried alive
I lie grateful before You, this King who lives and endures, for having brought me back this soul inside me, and with compassion.
Lord who speaks in childbirth, hear Your children now.

Hear those who have yet to be saved,

Hear those who have been saved but whose limbs and lives are crushed, Hear those who pray for those who can no longer pray for themselves.

Lord who invented the language of love

Teach those who, in Your name, who, calling themselves men of God, can find it in their hearts to speak only blasphemy and cruelty and scorn.
Lord who speaks in apocalypse

Armor the souls of those who call out now in rescue

Lord who has taught us by example the language of loss

Send strength to those who, with their last strength

Now seek nothing more than finding loved ones

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