FOR HAITI – JANUARY 2010
who is the impulse to love and
compassion in human hearts,
in the face of suffering on
an unimaginable scale,
in the face of the disaster in
Haiti that has taken so many lives
and could yet take so many more,
move us to love and generosity of spirit
for our neighbours in that shattered land.
So might we do what we can to bring your
love to bear upon them in their great affliction.
LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS
“Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord...” :
darkness of despair in the face of untold horror;
darkness of the closed heart and the closed hand;
darkness that only love, given and received, can penetrate and dispel.
FOR THE DEAD OF HAITI...
For the dead of Haiti, peace.
For the bereaved, comfort.
For the survivors, hope – and help.
For the helpers, of all faiths and nations, strength –
and the willingness to stay the course.
May this be our prayer as we worship here today.
17th & 20th January 2010