Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Prayer for Haiti.......


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,
Amen

2 comments:

Shana said...

Amen. Please add Connie Anderson to your prayers. She is one of our church's missionaries. She is a 50 something widow who works in an orphanage and is trying to find a mule to get back up the mountain to the kids. She came out of a store right as the quake hit and the store was leveled so God spared her that fate.

teakaycee said...

Absolutely!!! I will add her to the prayer list in the church bulletin! Bless her heart!
We also have missionary friends there that survived the quake.

hugs to you and prayers for your friend Connie!!!


God Bless