Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prayers for Christchurch

Today continues to be a very sad day for all of us in New Zealand. Yesterday afternoon Christchurch, which is located on New Zealand's south island, was hit with a 6.3 earthquake. Much of the city and surrounding suburbs have crumbled and toppled over into the streets. What is especially devastating is that the people of Christchurch were just beginning to recover from the damage and anxiety caused by the 7.1 earthquake-and its many aftershocks-last September. Whats more, unlike September's miraculously casualty free quake, this time there are many known casualties and around 300 missing people. 
So please join me in praying for the people who now know they have lost family and friends, for those still waiting to hear from their loved ones, for all the rescue and relief workers in Christchurch, for those who are alive and waiting to be pulled from the rubble, and for God's peace and hope to cover New Zealand right now.


Joy

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11 comments:

  1. We are praying, sweetheart. Love you. Talk tomorrow.

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...

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  3. I'm praying for all suffering from this terrible disaster, and I know that people all over the world are doing the same. Our hearts are with you.

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  4. Hi Joy--Friend of mom's. Heard the news report and wondered how you're doing. Thankful to hear that you are safe. Joining in prayer with you: Lord Jesus, You who do not let a sparrow fall to the ground without your knowing it, we know that You are sovereign even over this horror. Thank you for those whose lives were spared, who were safe and protected. We pray for your help and protection over those who are missing, we pray for your comfort for those who mourn. Minister your mercy and grace through those providing rescue and relief. May your people be used mightily as your hands and feet in providing comfort. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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  5. Joining with you and the others, here, in prayer...

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  6. Praying now ...

    "Be strong and let your heart take courage,
    All you who hope in the LORD."

    Psalm 31:24

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  7. Yes, I join in prayer with others around the world for the people of Christchurch and New Zealand.

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  8. Praying for peace and restoration. Blessings to you.

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  9. I will be praying for the people that died.

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  10. So sorry...will be praying...

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear that... I'll be praying...

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