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1.13.2010

Praying for Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- "Port-au-Prince is flattened" after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Haitian capital, Haiti's consul general to the United Nations said Wednesday.

"More than 100,000 are dead," Felix Augustin told reporters.

The hospitals are gone, he added, and medical supplies and heavy equipment are desperately needed. (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/haiti.earthquake/index.html)


Destruction. Chaos. Devastation. Pain. I cannot even begin to imagine the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of all the peoples who have been affected by this recent earthquake in Haiti.

Where is God in the midst of this? Why would He allow something like this to happen? Why did so many have to lose their lives? Why God? Why?

I believe it's in times such as these when trying to answer the hard questions is not what's important. What's important, what's key, what's pivotal is that we turn our eyes to God. That we focus our hearts and minds on Him and pray.

Pray that through this destruction, God is seen.

Pray that through this destruction, hearts are turned to the Almighty.

Pray that those still lost will be found.

Pray that those who are wounded will receive the treatment they need.

Pray that those who are hungry, those who are without homes, those who are without loved ones, will be fed, and will have shelter, and will be reunited with their families.

Pray. Pray. Pray. PRAY!!!!!

Father God, You are in control of all things. Although our human minds cannot grasp why horrific events like this earthquake happen, we trust today that You are in control. We trust that Your name is going to be glorified. And, we believe that hearts are going to be drawn to You. For those who are lost, we pray they are found. For those who are wounded, we pray their medical needs are tended to. For those who are wondering about their loved ones, we pray that Your peace fills their hearts. For all those involved both in Haiti and in countries who are sending aid, we pray your protection. Oh Father, make Yourself known. Amen.


"In the LORD I (we will) put my (our) trust."
Psalm 11:1a, NKJV


For an updated, firsthand glimpse into the happenings of Haiti right now visit The Livesay's blog here.


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1 Lovely Thoughts Shared:

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen. Thank you for this great reminder to pray. May we never forget the power we have in prayer.