At Inglewood Church I devoted the communion time to thinking about Haiti, and the people in devastation there.
I thought that we just needed to stop and consider the poor distressed people suffering. Our brothers and sisters, people made in the Image of God, just like us.
We prayed this prayer I was sent, and I encouraged people to give to Compassion.
This story is amazing, and this line struck me, “Onlookers cheered as Wismond Exantus – smiling and apparently in a good condition – emerged on a stretcher from what remains of the Napoli Inn Hotel.” Its strikes me, and I am not being trite, at the smiles on peoples faces when they are rescued. One women starting singing a gospel song! Of course you would be happy to be rescued, but they seem like such a beautiful people.
A prayer for Haiti
Loving God of creation, at this time of devastation we hold before you the people of Haiti. When the damage is unimaginable, and the suffering seems overwhelming, remind us that every person affected is loved, honoured and precious in your sight. We remember all those who have been hurt; all who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones. Work through us to bring healing to broken and distorted lives, peace to those who have been thrown into despair, light to those in darkness, and hope to those who fear. We ask this in the name of Jesus in whom all life and grace is found. Amen