Prayers for Haiti
I just got an email with this prayer. The OPC site has more info about other things we can do to respond to the crisis there. I feel so compelled to do something more: host a prayer vigil that would take up an offering for Haiti relief, for example. If you're interested in doing something too, let me know.
WE PRAY FOR HAITI Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As the eyes of the world turn to Haiti, let us join our hearts in prayer: God of compassion Please watch over the people of Haiti, And weave out of these terrible happenings wonders of goodness and grace. Surround those who have been affected by tragedy With a sense of your present love, And hold them in faith. Though they are lost in grief, May they find you and be comforted; Guide us as a church To find ways of providing assistance that heals wounds and provides hope Help us to remember that when one of your children suffer We all suffer Through Jesus Christ who was dead, but lives and rules this world with you. Amen. (Adapted from Book of Common Worship) -Bruce Reyes-Chow, Gradye Parsons and Linda Valentine