Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pray for China

A prayer request from one of our global partners:

Dear Friends in the Lord,

I was awaken by the Lord last night to pray for China. As you have probably heard or read in the news recently, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 hit earthquake China two weeks ago, which centered in Sichuan province. The confirmed death toll has risen to 65,080 with 23,150 people still missing. On Sunday, another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit again and took more lives. Many victims were children who died when their schools collapsed. There is weeping everywhere in Sichuan and in nearby provinces.

The raining season is quickly approaching and people are worried about river blockage and landslides. On top of that, many dams and reservoirs are in danger of collapsing due to the strong aftershock of Sunday's earthquake. Since they cannot bury or cremate the bodies fast
enough, the area is also in danger of the outbreak of a plague.

There are 10 million homeless people who are in need of shelter, water and food. The task is gigantic and is more than what China can handle by herself. Please pray that
1) the Lord have mercy on China as a whole, especially the people who are suffering,
2) the Lord give the government the wisdom and strength to handle the problem gracefully and
3) the aid can reach the people who need them desperately as soon as possible and,
4) Christians will take an active part in the rescue missions and follow-up programs.

Thank you for joining me in our prayer for China during this critical period.


Blogger C.Brubaker said...

Thank you for helping to focus my prayers in this situation. I cannot imagine living through something like this.

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