Pray with us for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Millions of people have been affected, and thousands have lost their lives.
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Pray with us
Points for prayers:
Give thanks for those who survived and pray for all the comfort and courage they need.
Pray for those who have lost loved ones and for those who have had to witness mass burials.
Pray for the 12 million who were in the path of the storm and the millions directly affected.
Pray for the emergency response and long term recovery operation.
Pray for those cut off without any communication, pray that help will get to them quickly.
Pray for those who are hungry, thirsty, without shelter, sanitation or medical care, that they will soon have all their essential needs met.
Pray for Christian Aid’s emergency response teams, for safe travels and for effective response to what they find.
Pray for effective disaster risk reduction work in the Philippines as it continues to experience the brunt of extreme and intense weather systems.
Pray for the world to respond not just to the humanitarian need but to the need to address a changing and increasingly erratic climate.
This is an awe inspiring planet,
wonderfully but fearfully made.
In Typhoon Haiyan we see again
the vulnerability of humanity
to the full force of nature’s energy.
We pray for all those affected:
Those who have lost loved ones,
Those who have had to witness mass burials,
Those who make up the faceless millions affected,
Those who need shelter, water, food, sanitation and medicine.
We pray for the emergency response teams:
For safety and strength as they assess the damage,
For communication lines to be restored,
For a quick and effective response to their findings,
For the resources required to be made available.
We pray for the long term recovery and resilience work:
That the growing intensity of typhoons would not be ignored,
That the erratic nature of recent monsoon rains would be noted,
That this vulnerable nation would not carry the challenge of climate change alone,
That the international community would respond with generosity and with justice.
May the Lord give strength to his people.
May the Lord bless his people with peace.
Psalm 29, 10
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the
earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the
heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
Psalm 46, 1-3