Almighty and infinitely compassionate God,
before whom the waters recede and the earth trembles:
Look with mercy on your children in Haiti this day.
Wrap warm blankets around bruised shoulders.
Purify water to quench the most desperate thirst.
Calm terrified children and reunite them with parents, guardians, and friends.
Still the panic in your people and fill them with resolve.
Strengthen those waiting to be rescued and inspire the rescuers to find them.
Heal the injured; comfort the grieving; befriend the dying; receive the dead.
Hear our intercessions:
For lives that are injured or lost, we grieve.
For lives that are saved, we magnify your name.
For aid workers, missionaries and volunteers,
for peacekeepers, ecumenical partners, and our leaders, and especially for those whose gifts sustain and heal, we give you thanks.
Unbind the generosity in our hearts:
Use our gifts to build up those who have been torn down.
Make our hands extensions of your loving and healing touch.
Accept and bless all we have to offer,
that our gifts may meet the needs of those who suffer
and through our actions your love will be most fully known.
All this and more we ask in the name of Jesus Christ,
who knew suffering even unto death
and raises the dead to everlasting life. Amen.