Thousands of lives have been lost and billions of dollars needed to help the victims of the recent floods in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the central states in the United States. Please pray for all victims of flooding.
Sister Annah Theresa Nyadombo from Zimbabwe asks for prayers for the victims of the recent cyclone. She says: “In the Diocese of Mutare one of our Catholic Schools, St. Charles Lwanga, was hit by cyclone Idai. We have lost three lives, two students and one security guard. They were covered by rubbles from the mountain slide which occurred midnight 17 March 2019. It was so sad but to make it worse some villagers in the community were affected while they were sleeping. Many lives have been lost. Pray for us.”
Let us pray:
Most merciful and compassionate God,
Giver of Life and Love,
hear our prayers
and let our cries come unto you.
We weep with your people
We hear the cries of orphaned children and laments of bereaved parents
We feel the desperation of those searching for loved ones
We behold the silence of vanished villages.
We see the devastation.
We are overwhelmed by the enormity of it all.
Our hearts are hushed, our minds are numb.
Let not our hands be stopped, our voices dumb.
God of the universe,
Open our hearts to feel your compassion
Galvanize in us the act of continued giving
Bond us to our sisters and brothers in need
Comfort and heal the injured, the bereaved, the lost
Strengthen the aid workers and medical personnel
Bolster the resolve of governments and those with power to help
Open through this tragedy pathways to partnerships and peace
In Your Name of mercy and healing and compassion we pray. Amen