Reblogged from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) deeply grieves the devastation and loss in the Republic of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda). The denomination is actively responding through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and its partners, and also is calling for prayer.
The Creator of the world, the stiller of storms, our shelter and our strength:
We turn to You in this dire hour, of massive devastation and death.
Interceding for your people in the Philippines and in other parts of Southeast Asia,
Joining our hearts, our prayers, and our cries with theirs.
Hear us, dear God! We plead to You. See the suffering. Feel the tears. Come to Your
people in a way that only You can, God of mercy and grace.
Be the shelter for the thousands whose homes have now become debris or washed with
Be the healer for the wounded;
Be the comforter for many who weep, for the many who sift through the trees, who
wonder, “Where is my loved one? Why us?”
Feel the pain, dear Lord, because You know our inward parts, the heart and soul of Your
people beat with anguish that You alone can bear, that You alone can hold in the
shadow of your wings.