Our help + is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Let us pray.
Compassionate Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent natural disasters, especially those in Davao and Cotobato the rest of Southern, and Northern Mindanao.
We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayer for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead.
We ask your blessing on all those who have lost their homes, their livelihoods, their security and their hope. Bless the work of relief agencies and those proving emergency assistance. May their work be guided by the grace and strength that comes from You alone.
Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, in aid to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of those affected, even after the crisis is over. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- The Right Revd Porfirio R. dela Cruz
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