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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Special Prayers in light of the Japan tragedy

Wondrous God,

You created our beautiful earth, and called that creation good. You created our seas and rivers, our mountains and beaches. You tilted the earth to give us seasons of winter and spring, summer and autumn. You gave us the moon and created tides. You created this great planet that lives and breathes, and at times shudders and cracks.

Loving God, we mourn with all those who are grieving after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and across the great Pacific. We pray for those families who are still searching for loved ones. We lift up those who have been injured, those who are still lost, awaiting to be found and given aid. Help us to bring comfort and aide where we can, to extend not only our finances but our hearts. Guide us in Your wisdom in how we might best care for others, for we are Your hands and feet on this earth. We are the body of Christ. Help us to be moved with the whole body of Christ in solidarity with those who are hurting.

Gracious God, we pray for the repercussions in the aftermath of this natural tragedy; we are especially praying for all those that live near the nuclear facilities, that they might be kept out of harm’s way and that the safety measures in place will be enough to keep the people safe. We pray for those near factories and other potential sources of danger in the aftermath that they would be kept safe. We pray for all those workers and volunteers coming to aide the sick and the hurt and the bereaved that You would keep them safe, dear God.

Great Creator, You formed this beautiful earth. You blessed Your creation. We do not know why these things happen, but we do know that You are at work in the restoring of the coastline; You are at work in the softening of he waves; You are at work in the hearts of those who are giving of themselves to save others. You continue to be at work in the hearts of those who are sharing what they have and doing what they can to be Your arms in this world. May we do our part to be a blessing to others in need when disaster comes. May we always be reminded that we are Your body here on earth. May we reach out and continue to be Your hands and feet in this world. In the name of Christ, the Great Comforter, the Great Healer, the Great Restorer, we pray all things. Amen.  Special prayer by Rev. Mindi from

O loving Creator,

bring healing and hope to those who, at this time, grieve, suffer pain, or who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

We remember those who have died and we pray for those who mourn for them.

We pray for those who may be affected as the tsunami spreads across the Pacific.

May we all be aware of Your compassion, O God, which calms our troubled hearts and shelters our anxious souls.

May we pray with humility with our troubled and struggling brothers and sisters on earth.

May we dare to hope that through the generosity of the privileged, the destitute might glimpse hope, warmth and life again.

Through our Saviour Christ who lives with us, comforts us and soothes us.   Amen.
From the website

For more prayers for Natural Disasters and Japan:
Japan Prayer Link
Natural Disaster/prayer
Prayers, Hymns, Sermons and Resources for Times of Natural Disaster
In Times of Catastrophe
Japan & Hawaii Prayer by Rev. Dr. John Tamilio III, Ph.D.
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  1. Amen to all this, a beautiful prayer.

  2. Hello Coreen,
    I live in Tokyo. Thank you for your kind words and your concerns. In Tokyo things were shaken up but there was not too much damage. North of Tokyo, of course, it is a whole different story. Damage from the quake, tsunamis, fires, plus the ongoing situation with the nuclear reactors. No one knows how many people were killed.

    There are still aftershocks continuing, and it remains to be seen whether there will be another huge one. The first big earthquake, on Friday afternoon was really something. I was underground in a subway station. I'm not religious in any way, and looking at the floors shaking and the ceiling swaying from side to side, my thoughts were simply "I know that Japan has strict building codes, and I should probably be okay."

    People were scared but there wasn't really any panic. I think everyone is tense and waiting to see what happens next.

  3. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this. Everyone touched by this tragedy is in my thoughts and prayers.....

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  5. Thanks Sweetie for such a great post... YES---we need to pray for those in Japan (and other places) who have been affected due to the earthquake and tsunami. AND---if someone would like to give money, they can give it to the International Red Cross...

    God Bless You, Coreen.

  6. Praying as well for the people of Japan.

  7. Storming the heavens with you!!

  8. Amen. Every country and every people were uttering the same prayers for those who lost their loved ones. Let us hope for the best.

  9. Amen to all these prayers - it is so hard to even comprehend this disaster.


  10. we are all with them in this tragedy, we would like to think they would feel the same if it was us, thats why this World has to be united xx

  11. Yes..! Even if we don't have anyone there, don't want to see anyone suffering...! Let us pray for the speedy recovery. Thanks for the lovely post.

  12. Amen, Coreen. I'm still praying 2 days later. I hope all is well, Big Hugs
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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