Prayer & Action for Peace in ____Pakistan____
Inspired by Jim McGinnis, author of Praying for Peace Around the Globe
Pakistan Flood Victims Homeless and Hungry:
The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan. Present estimates indicate that over two thousand people have died and over a million homes have been destroyed since the flooding began. The United Nations estimates that more than 21 million people are injured or homeless as a result of the flooding, exceeding the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater due to the flooding.
Lord of earth and sea, wind and waves, whose Spirit swept over the dark waters of chaos from which your word created a world of plenty. Restore in us your vision of a world made whole that we may work with those ravaged by the floods in Pakistan to build and to plant, to reap and sow.
As our memories fade and images of devastation recede, connect us with all who daily bear the scars of destruction lest we forget our brothers and sisters. Hear our prayer as we remember the homeless and hungry, the depressed and despairing, the lonely and bereaved and engender in us a spirit of solidarity that we may walk with those who watch and weep and dream with those who hope and pray.
Uphold before them a love stronger than death, which no flood can drown nor quake destroy, that we may be bearers of your resurrection spirit and a voice of promise for the future. We ask this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.
Opportunities for Action:
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Thanks for caring,