Let’s pray for Haiti

I had a blog ready to go this week but the recent events in Haiti have prompted me to simply stop and invite you to pray.  In moments like this, there are no answers that make the pain worthwhile.  What we do have is a God who enters the pain of a moment and brings comfort.  If you read this blog, I encourage you to open up you wallet and give.  Red Cross is already running short of medicines.  Samaritans Purse is highly effective in ministering in tragic situations.  My church and I are choosing to partner with World Vision.

Their holistic and Christ centered work is already providing for those in the throws of loss, confusion and pain.  If your church is partnering with a relief organization, I encourage you to find a way to give.  If not and you wish to give, send me a note and I will help connect you to World Vision.  http://www.worldvision.org/

Dear Father, right now there are so many people who are hurting.  They feel desperate, some lie in rubble hoping and praying that someone will reach them before time runs out.  Father, there are mothers who are mourning the loss of their children, children who instantly found themselves orphans and their grief is overwhelming.  We ask for strength for those who are on the ground, caring, rescuing and taking care of the overwhelming amount destruction caused by this earthquake.  We ask for those who will provide medical care, Father will you guide their hands and minds?  Father, will you please mobilize your worldwide church for a long season to bring grace and comfort to all who are in such sadness and grief.  Will you remind us to pray, will you prompt us to give, will you take every prayer and gift and multiply it 100 times.  We pray this in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

~ by OFF we go now on January 13, 2010.

One Response to “Let’s pray for Haiti”

  1. Thank you Pastor Leonard for this blog posting. I value your compassionate heart. Thank you also for offering direction in how best to pray and help those who are dealing with unimaginable loss.

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