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& Action for Peace in
Philippines, Indonesia, and India
we continue to pray and act for peace around the globe this week, in
solidarity especially with those people suffering from the destruction of
natural disasters in the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. Please consider
forwarding this prayer & action request to your networks.
Stories and Icons For Our Prayers:
The full page prayer
“Praying for Peace After Natural Disasters” (pp. 70-71) is below.
The NY Times has
covered the growing destruction and devastation in the Philippines. The
deaths of over 160 people in a landslide after Typhoon Parma, just a week
after Typhoon Ketsana killed over 300 people.
Our prayers should
also be with those who are dealing with disease and problems brought on by
flood and stagnant waters after the Typhoons that devastated the area.
Let us also remember
those who were displaced and ravaged in Indonesia in the previous few
weeks by the earthquake, especially the 600 already found dead and the
thousands still missing.
Finally, our prayers
should be with those in India as they recover from the monsoons that
flooded their country this past week and the more than 240 lives lost.
Prayer for Peace in the Philippines & for all people & nations
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
typhoons and landslides to build and to plant, to reap and to 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
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.
the relief efforts of Catholic Relief Services, CA FOD, or the UN World
Disaster Reduction Campaigns
Consider giving to
Week of Compassion, which helps those who are affected by natural
disasters locally and around the globe. For more information visit
(Prayer and Action
Suggestions are from Praying For Peace Around the Globe.)
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