Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Prayer for The People of Japan

Almighty God and Heavenly Father, He who restores and redeems all things: We beseech thee to reach forth thy mighty and loving hand and uplift the people of Japan, in this their hour of terrible need.

Gather the finest minds of the world together to solve the dangers facing nuclear reactors and the great danger they now pose to the people of Japan and the people around them. Bring light and heat to the 2.5 million people without electrical power. Bring to the tens of thousands who are to be evacuated from harm's way hope that they will be able to return home or find welcoming places in their own country and throughout the world.

Give courage and hope to the families and loved ones of the thousands missing, that worst fears may be overcome with the joy of resuce. Give to the nations of the world an ongoing call to aid and assist Japan, a nation that has been generous throughout the world when others have been in time of need.

Be with Pime Minister Naoto Kan and the leaders of Japan as they meet the great and terrible challenges of the days and weeks ahead.

Finally Father, we commend to you those who have died in this disaster that they may, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, and in thy good time may those who love and care for them find peace of heart and mind.

In the Name of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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