Episcopal Church coordinators ask for prayers for Haiti as Hurricane Thomas prepares to hit
As Hurricane Thomas prepares to bear down on the already devastated country of Haiti, the Rev. Joseph Murrenz Constant and the Rev. Dr. Rosemari Gaughan Sullivan, Episcopal Church Special Coordinators for Haiti, have issued the following:
Our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Haiti, and we ask the Episcopal Church to join us in our prayers. Although the earthquake was nearly 10 months ago, thousands, if not millions, of people are still living in tents. The winds and rains of Hurricane Thomas have the potential of destroying what little shelter the people have, along with the danger of landslides and mudslides. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in their time of need.
Episcopal Church Haiti page http://www.episcopalchurch.org/haiti.php
A prayer on the occasion of a disaster, from General Convention 2009
Compassionate God, whose Son Jesus wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus: Draw near to us in this time of sorrow and anguish, comfort those who mourn, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, and lead us all to fullness of life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen
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