Once again Haiti is uppermost in our thoughts and prayers. Around the world people continue to respond pouring out resources, prayers and love to this suffering nation. World Concern one of our local relief and development agencies that is involved in Haiti is running a fundraiser on PRAISE 106.5 radio today.
Sometimes we do not have the words within ourselves to know how to lift needs like this to God. If you are still not sure how to pray watch this poignant and sobering video produced by Work of the People to help focus our prayers.
Or you might like to recite these prayers I wrote this morning as I was praying for Haiti. They helped me to focus my prayers and move closer to God. I find that the words keep revolving in my mind as I listen to the news and watch the images still flowing out of Haiti
Have mercy on all those who suffer
Protect the weak and the vulnerable
Provide for the homeless and the destitute
Comfort the grieving and the dying
Have mercy on all who are helping
God who loves
Christ who cares
Spirit who comforts
Grant peace to the people of Haiti.
God grieve with us
Christ grieve in us
Spirit grieve through us
Embrace and comfort all who suffer
God care with us
Christ care in us
Spirit care through us
Heal and renew through our hearts and hands
God love with us
Christ love in us
Spirit love through us
Transform death into eternal life