Pray that we can serve where we are needed, as reports indicate that so many pastors are dead and churches destroyed that those Christians seeking to grieve and serve need much support.
Pray that we can forge some solid bonds with the best local churches and international relief agencies on the ground.
Pray for the ongoing generosity of people around the world sending in support and supplies.
Pray for the complicated task of getting supplies to needy people when roads are not passable, and only a quarter of the country’s roads were paved before the earthquake.
Pray for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people, who are reportedly 80 percent Catholic and 16 percent Protestant, while roughly 50 percent also practice voodoo.
Pray for the rebuilding of the city of Port-au-Prince as prior to the earthquake it was the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, with 80 percent of people under the poverty line and 54 percent in abject poverty with a Gross Domestic Product per capita of only $1,300 with two-thirds of the labor force not even having a formal job.
Pray for protection for disease, as the spread of hepatitis A and E, typhoid, malaria, leptospirosis, and dengue fever is a reality as conditions worsen.
Pray against civil unrest that would further promote chaos.
Pray for the government which has lost many of its buildings and leaders.
Pray for the safety of the people, since some of the jails and prisons are now emptied and dangerous criminals are running the streets without police patrol to contain them.
Pray we get home safely and can take what we learn to help encourage churches and Christians to strategically pray and give of their resources for the long haul, as this will not be a short rebuilding effort.
Pray for the children as roughly half of Haiti’s population is reportedly children.
Pray that Christians will help bolster the remaining churches in Haiti and support the planting of many more Jesus-centered churches so that the people of Haiti can see the gospel rise out of the devastation.
Pray for us as a plan is forming for churches helping churches in places where war and disaster have struck.
We will pray and seek God’s direction for a way to rally churches around the idea of an organization existing for the sole purpose of helping the church help church. Down the road, there will be more needs of this kind and we want to be prepared to work together in our relief efforts on behalf of the churches that do so much, but often such receive so little.
On this day…
- The Chief Brightness of Christ’s Glory – 2012
- How the World Can Shipwreck a Young Christian – 2012
- Pastors, Be Jesus-Full – 2012
- My speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom – 2011
- Six Promises Given to us while we are Suffering – 2010
- THE GREAT LIFE – 2009
- THE GREAT LIFE – 2009
- Philippians – 2007
- 2Samuel – 2007
- 1Samuel – 2007