Posted by: alliehope | January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti

I got home, turned on some music, and heard the news: there has been an earthquake in Haiti.

I thought two things in that instant: “Oh, man, this is really scary; those people are already in so much suffering!” Then I thought, “God, what do You need me to do to help?”

In that instant I thought of World Vision, and knew that they’d be “boots on the ground”, providing relief and care in the aftermath of the disaster. If you have the means to give, follow the link to WorldVision. It’s really easy, and you’ll be able to know that you’ve done something that makes a difference.

Regardless of what you give financially, the most important gift you can give is prayer. Pray for the people who will have lost loved ones, whose lives and dreams have been shattered. Pray for the ministries like WorldVision and others who are or soon will be on the ground, providing needed relief supplies and the compassion of Christ to hurting souls. Pray that God would send His healing grace to the afflicted country and its people tonight and in the days ahead, as the death toll rises.

A Prayer

Our Father, we hear on the news of yet more devastation, this time in Haiti. Our hearts strain to try to comprehend the suffering Haiti’s people are already going though, and how much this now adds to it. We pray that we would not turn a blind eye nor a deaf ear to their cries, but that we would respond as You move us. We pray that You would be with the people in their grief as they seek to recover, and with the volunteers who seek to support and minister to them. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. +

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