Fr. Dale Matson
Dear Lord watch over those who perished in the earthquake and tsunami. Raise them and us to life at the end of time to be with you for eternity. Accept our prayers on their behalf and comfort and console their loved ones with the hope of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ease the suffering of those who lost homes and property and speed relief to them. Open the eyes of those who witnessed those who weep and cause compassion to stir in their hearts. As the wave moved across the waters of the earth, let it connect all of us as brothers and sisters to share in mercy and understanding. Lord watch over those who are involved in rescue and relief and protect them from accident, disease, discouragement or other harm. Lord give to those who have suffered from this, the hope to rebuild and the courage to continue. May we all be joined as one in You. Amen.