Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hope in Haiti

Another survivor story in Haiti was reported a few days ago as a 28 year old man, Evan Muncie, was pulled out of the rubble alive.  I've noticed that the media's interest is beginning to fade but for the Haitians the tragedy is still unfolding,  so as a reminder to myself and others I'm reposting the prayer Josh Thomas wrote for his Daily Office website.  Josh contacted me with his revisions to his prayer and they are indeed beautiful:

O Father of the poor and Mother of the oppressed: Enfold in your arms the suffering people of Haiti. Comfort those in mourning; relieve those in pain; give shelter to the homeless and hope to those in despair. Feed your people, O God, with bread both earthly and divine, and give them your water and wine. Help them bury the dead, nurse the sick and wounded, and raise their faith and dignity, for they are some of your dearest children. Silence those who falsely claim that Haiti is somehow accursed; proclaim the truth that this vibrant, creative nation still shines as a beacon of freedom throughout the Americas. And help the people of Haiti, with the nations of the world and the people of means, to rebuild their colorful land in the image of your Son Jesus Christ, who knows our suffering because he took our mortal pain into his body on the Cross, then rose again to live and reign with you and the Holy Comforter. Amen.

1 comment:

Roma said...

I read about this the other day. Amazing, just amazing! Miracles do happen!