by Kevin Caruso
More that 88,000 people died, over 100,000 people were injured, and about 3 ½ million people lost their homes in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.
The earthquake was devastating. It was one of the deadliest in recorded history, and the survivors need our financial, emotional, and spiritual support.
This room is dedicated to emotional support…to prayer.
So please take a few minutes to remember and honor those we have lost, and to pray for everyone who has been affected in some way by the earthquake.
Let us pray…
Lord Jesus, we have lost many of our brothers and sisters in this quake. We pray for these angels.
Lord, give them the peace and eternal life that they deserve. May they eternally rest in peace.
Lord, we pray that all of the survivors who sustained injuries are healed quickly and fully recover from their injuries.
And we pray that the millions of people who lost their homes are comforted and guided by you and your love.
Provide all that they need, Lord.
And comfort them through this difficult time.
Lord, please help them rebuild.
Lord Jesus, many people are depressed and suicidal because of what happened. Help them, Lord. Lift the depression and the suicidal feelings from them; guide them to the help that they need.
Lord, our brothers and sisters need us now, and will need us for many years into the future because of the earthquake. Help the global community work as effectively as possible to help everyone in need, Lord, now, and as long as they require help.
Please say a prayer of your own now for the angels who passed away in the quake and for the survivors…
Please return to the Prayer and Reflection Room often and continue to pray for those in need.
And please continue to pray on your own.
There is great power in prayer.
And praying is another important way that we can help our brothers and
sisters who are hurting because of the earthquake.
God bless you.
I love you,
The Pakistan Quake.com
Inspirational thoughts of prayer –
for comfort, for wisdom, and for hope.
The wings of prayer carry high and far.
God dwells where we let God in.
Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray,
even when she is not sure who she is praying to.
-J. Ruth Gendler
The deepest wishes of the heart find expression in secret prayer.
-George E. Rees
Prayer is a cry of distress, a demand for help, a hymn of love.
-Dr. Alexis Carrel
God’s chief gift to those who seek him is Himself.
When you go to your knees, God will help you stand up to anything.
Prayer has marked the trees across the wilderness of a skeptical world
to direct the traveler in distress, and all paths lead to a single light.
Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself.
Prayer is a kind of calling home every day. And there can come to you a serenity, a feeling of at-homeness in God’s universe, a peace that the world can neither give nor disturb, a fresh courage, a new insight, a holy boldness that you’ll never, never get any other way.
-Earl G. Hunt, Jr.
The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God,
and that alters my view of actual things.
If we pray for anything according to the will of God, we already have what we pray for the moment we ask for it. We do not know exactly when it will arrive; but we have learned to know God through the Spirit of God, and have learned to leave this in His hands, and to live just as happily whether the answer when it will benefit us and His cause the most.
Prayer is the voice of faith.