Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bread for the Journey

Psalm 46: 1-3 (ESV)
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

From The Message
God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. 
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, 
courageous in seastorm and earthquake, 
Before the rush and roar of oceans, 
the tremors that shift mountains.
Today our thoughts and prayers join many others 
for the people in Japan.
We pray for those who have lost loved ones.
For the children, for their parents who face so much uncertainty.
For the aging and those with health concerns and needs.
For the emergency response teams and their leaders. 
For Japan's leaders.

For those of us around the world and our responsibility,
as individuals, as well as the relief organizations as they 
set their plans into action to help.
May God give wisdom.

God thank you that You care.
You are our refuge and help.
God, we will trust in You even in the storms of life.
You are a safe place to run to.
In the reality of the devastation and confusion
may Your love and faithfulness bring hope to the hearts
of the dear people of Japan.

17 comments:

  1. A precious prayer for Japan and her people. Thank you.

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  2. perfect verse for those in need, hope in God helps us to get through anything, day by day

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  3. Amen.God is our source of strength,as He is for those in Japan.

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  4. I join you all in this prayer. Amen! Let us put our trust in the Lord that good will come from this catastrophe. JB

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  5. Thanks for sharing, there is so much pain in the world but I rest in the arms of my heavenly Father who cares deeply about me and all those hurting people.

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  6. Very fitting Bible verse, and I too add my voice to this prayer.

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  7. This verse has been a source of comfort for me in my life. I pray that the people of Japan will feel God's peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

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  9. Great words of hope and encouragement, Kathy.

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  10. Thank you very much, my thoughts and prayers are with and for the people in Japan too.

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  11. Thank you for sharing that verse! What a strong reminder and a moving prayer.

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  12. ...thanks be to God.

    -Laura

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  13. WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN.

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  14. Our added prayers are with those suffering in Japan at this time.

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  15. That verse is so powerful and very comforting in these days. What a wonderful reminder of God's amazing presence in the middle of life's storms big & small. I too am joining you & many others in prayer for the people of Japan. May many come to know Jesus in these days - even in North America! Rhoda

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