International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
A 43 second intro to this topic:
10 Things You Should Know:
A PRAYER FOR TODAY (available here as 1:30 video)
Loving God, we pray for all who have suffered because of natural disasters:
for those who have lost their lives so suddenly;
for families changed forever by the loss of loved ones.
Lord, who wept at the death of your friend, Lazarus,
give them consolation and comfort.
Give them strength and courage to face the challenges ahead.
Lord who walked the way of the cross,
walk with those who have survived,
carry their burden with them and heal traumatic memories.
Lord who fed the 5000,
we ask your provision for those who have lost:
their homes, livelihoods, security and hope.
Give relief agencies, decision makers and all supporting them
both wisdom and timely access to the resources needed.
Help us to respond generously in prayer and practical help.
We pray this in your Holy Name. AMEN