Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Prayer for Peace after the San Diego Earthquake

On the Easter earthquake:

God, we pray for all those who experienced fear and panic this morning as a result of the California and Mexico earthquakes. We thank you that it was not worse than it was. But we also ask that you comfort those who felt a spike of panic as a result. Recover their emotions. Guard them now against further fear. Bring peace where there was trauma. In Jesus...
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At least this prayer makes no pretension to ask supernatural powers not to create earthquakes. But it does assume that sitting in a room somewhere speaking into the air makes some sort of difference to anyone not in that room.

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