We attended a special prayer service here in our Chapel yesterday for those who have suffered from last week’s earthquake in Haiti. Prayer is powerful and we reach out to those affected by this terrible catastrophe.
Sr. Rosemary Moynihan SC, Director of Ecology and Global Ministry, gave us an introduction to the Bon Secours mission focused on Haiti, which includes aid for immediate needs, as well as a several-year plan to support the rebuilding process.
She mentioned that we (Bon Secours) have a doctor and several nurses that are volunteering their medical skills in Haiti and encouraged our personal response through prayer and assistance. After the service, Sr. Pat Eck, Congregational Leader, said, “They are in an absolute state of devastation and we have a responsibility to respond.”
Compassionate God, we pray for those who have been devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead.
If you would like to financially contribute to the needs of Haiti, please consider Catholic Relief Services. At the bottom of the online form, you can type in Haiti Relief for the special reason.