The ground is quaking
Swallowing up the old and the young
babies at the breast
and those whose words had become faint whispers
Swallowing up futures and dreams
and leaving living terror in its place.
On this day, O God,
as we remember that we are all from the dust
We pray for those who suffer in Indonesia
We pray for those who grieve known losses
and for those who are waiting.
We pray for those who are helping
for those who will travel to help
and for the thousands who need help.
Lord, have mercy upon your suffering people
Make your Presence known
And grant Your peace.
This prayer was written by Safiyah Fosua, Director of Invitational Preaching Ministries of the Center for Worship Resourcing of The General Board of Discipleship.
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