Prayer After The Terror

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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I was first alarmed by Sir Pharaoh's wall post about the earthquake that shook the northeastern part of Japan yesterday. Akala ko wala lang as I didn't bother check the news further. I left for some errands at pagbalik ko na nalaman ang severity ng kondisyon. I was devastated watching the scenes on CNN. I have Japanese friends and some Filipino friends in Japan. I hurried over to their FB profiles and other social networking accounts to get in touch about their condition. Sa lahat ng mga nasendan ko ng message, isa lang sumagot, si Gensei, former dormmate ko and a close Japanese friend. Sendai was badly hit by the tsunami but it was felt all throughout Japan with an 8.9 magnitude Earthquake. Ok lang sila despite the recurring aftershocks. But my worry goes on for some of the people I know and for Japan itself.

So for us watching this terror from afar with nothing affecting us but worry, let's continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Japan and for the other countries threatened of what's approaching them. Let us pray for the families who have lost their loved ones, for those missing, for those working to rescue, and for everyone else involved--- may they all find strength in the Lord amidst this disaster. And although devastated, may they come to know grace and mercy that is from Him.

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. - Matt 24:6-8 (NIV)

In this time of disaster, let us remember that there is a God who holds all things together.

Comfort them Lord in this disaster. You said in your word, that You never forget us. So we pray...and believe..more. Secure the lost in Your arms, and relieve the families who are grieving. Although the grounds have shaken and the seas have roared, Your love remains. May the people see Your grace amidst this terror. Rise oh Lord. Be the Rock on this Earth that stands still. Amen


Kamila said...

parang naiiyak naman ako dun sa prayer na video.. ang ganda kung pwede lang i-share.. ang lungkot..pero pray na nga lang tayo

Bino said...

i pray na they're ok.

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Amen Sendo.

Prayer is still the most powerful weapon here on earth. Like what our God, Jesus said, if you just had a faith as big as a mustard seed you can move mountains.

RICO DE BUCO said...

nakakatkot iyong ngyri sa japan hays..tama lets pray

Jenny Blogger said...

as in parang sa pelikula lang nangyayari ang ganon pero tru to life pala..kawawa naman sila no?

Let's pray for them...God is good

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

grabe talaga yung nagyari sa japan..i agree..we should really hold on to God during these times

ABoyNamedXander said...

I was crying the whole time I was listening/watching the prayer.