Prayer for the Victims of the Asian Tsunami
O God of grace, we come before you with hurting hearts to plead for
those who are the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Asia. We
those who have lost their lives. May angels surround them and welcome
them in peace. We grieve for those who have lost their loved ones and
if the ground has disappeared not only from under their feet, but from
their innermost hearts. Surround them with your love and tenderness that
their pain may not lead to despair. Above all good God, when nothing
but the question "Why?" screams through our souls, descend
with your loving presence and unfaltering assurance that even in our
you will not forsake us. Even our pain and questioning is held in the
eternity of your embrace. In the time of fear remind us that, in You,
ever lost. We ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.
to the Asian Tsunami"