We are praying this week for the island of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. It is notorious for corrupt government and for voodoo religion. In 2010 it was devastated by a powerful earthquake which killed 250,000 people, and many people are still living with the aftermath. Yet since that time God has been at work. The director of Tearfund for Haiti reports:
In the months after the quake we noticed people flooding into Catholic and Protestant churches because they were afraid of another earthquake. Many were saying they had seen so many people die that they must commit their lives to Jesus. Now while not all of those people have stayed with the church, there are more attending than there were. Pray for the growth of the church to continue.
A Prayer for Haiti (Christian Aid)
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge:
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
until the destroying storms pass by. (Psalm 57:1)
O God, our refuge and strength,
our help in times of trouble
Have mercy on the lands where the earth has given way.
Have mercy on the lands where the weather has destroyed livelihoods.
Prosper those who rebuild houses,
and strengthen those who rebuild hope
so that all the communities of Haiti
may face the future without fear.
And please read the following link, with inspiring news of Tearfund in Haiti, five years after the earthquake …