Monday, 25 March 2019 10:53

Prayer for the victims of flood

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Thousands of lives have been lost and billions of dollars needed to help the victims of the recent floods in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, the central states of the USA and northern Australia this month. Please pray for all victims of flooding. In Zimbabwe at one school which was badly damaged 2 students and security guard lost their lives following cyclone Idai. Hundreds of thousands have been left homeless and without food. Please remember them in your prayer.

Floods in ZimbabweMost merciful and compassionate God,
Giver of Life and Love,
hear our prayers
and let our cries come unto you.

We weep with your people.
We hear the cries of orphaned children and laments of bereaved parents.
We feel the desperation of those searching for loved ones.
We behold the silence of vanished villages.
We see the devastation.

We are overwhelmed by the enormity of it all.
Our hearts are hushed, our minds are numb.
Let not our hands be stopped, our voices dumb.

God of the universe,
Open our hearts to feel your compassion,
Galvanize in us the act of continued giving,
Bond us to our sisters and brothers in need,
Comfort and heal the injured, the bereaved, the lost.

Strengthen the aid workers and medical personnel,
Bolster the resolve of governments and those with power to help,
Open through this tragedy pathways to partnerships and peace.

In your name of mercy and healing and compassion we pray.  Amen 

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