Prayers of Compassion

Hello my friends,

It’s been a difficult week.  One I’m sure we will never forget as people of Haiti experienced one of the worse natural disasters in history.

As we look back at the tragic events and the aftermath of the earthquake, I know your hearts have been moved along with mine to want to do what we can for the people there.  In watching the continual news coverage, I noticed that many of the workers asked everyone to pray for the relief efforts there.  Certainly at a time like this we recognize our desperate need for God’s mercy, wisdom and care.   

The apostle Paul’s words kept resonating in my mind, “Pray without ceasing.”  Let us all commit to continually pray for the people in this devastated country.  Pray for the relief workers, for their safety and their health.  Pray for more provisions to get through to the people.  Pray for the healing of the people and for the country.  Don’t stop praying.

At this point we may not be able to go over to help physically, but we can help through donations.  Even in this decision, I encourage you to pray for the ways you are to give to help meet the needs of the people of Haiti.  I have chosen to donate to World Vision.  You can go to to find out how they are serving in Haiti and also to find out how you can donate.  Prayerfully consider the ways God wants you to help.

Pray without ceasing.  Never stop praying.  Those words are a charge for us as we watch the relief efforts increase day by day.  Oh Lord, help these precious people of Haiti.  Give them peace and strength.  Help them to know you are their refuge.  Help the relief workers.  Give them wisdom and perseverance as they continue to be your hands and feet in this devastated country.

I’ll see you all on January 26 for another Positive Woman Connection! 


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