"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Monday, January 18, 2010

a prayer for Haiti

Dear Lord,

I just want to say thank you Father, because this morning I woke up and knew where my children were. Because this morning my home was still standing. Because this morning I am not crying because my husband, my child, my brother or sister, my parents, need to be pulled out from underneath a pile of concrete. Because this morning I was able to drink a glass of water. Because this morning I was able to turn on the light. Because this morning I was able to take a shower. Because tonight I will have a bed to lay in and a roof over my head. Because I was not planning a funeral. But most of all Lord, I thank you this morning because I still have life and a voice to cry out for the people of Haiti.

Father God, I cry out to You, the One that makes the impossible, possible. The One that turns darkness in to light. I cry out that You give those mothers strength, that you give them peace that surpasses all understanding, that you may open the streets so that help can come, that You give Your strength and Your grace to those running to Haiti seeking to give help, in Your name. I pray that you may provide doctors, nurses, food, water, and all that they need in a blink of an eye.

For all those that have lost family members, give them peace, give them hope, give them courage to continue to go on. Lord, protect the children, especially your beloved orphans that have no family, and shield them with your power.

I pray all this in the name of your precious son, our Lord Jesus Christ.



He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful prayer...I am in agreement. Amen

Marmee said...


Another thing that folks can do to help is to call their congressman and ask for humanitarian parole for the orphans who have already been assigned to parents. This will allow the children to come home before the adoption process is complete. The Netherlands already has a plane on the way, let's get our plane in the air!


P.S. Do you have my email address? Can you send me yours?

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank you for your prayer. I too share your heart's cry.

Carmen said...

Love your prayer. And yes like someone else stated God please allow those orphan children to come home to their parents in the US

David and Sarah said...

Oh Ohilda, I can say "Amen" to this prayer with all of my heart and soul. May His mercy and love penetrate this darkness.

Starla said...

What a beautiful prayer....

Lanny said...

Amen. Again I say, Amen.

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