Gracious God, Your word of peace stills the storms that rage in our world.
Bring hope to places that know devastation in the calm after the earthquake.
Bring comfort to those who grieve the loss of loved ones and property.
Let your love be known through those who work to bring order in the chaos.
Help us to shoulder the burden of suffering
and make us bearers of the hope that can be found in you
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Learn how Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran Disaster Response are responding to the tragedy in Nepal, where a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) on April 25, and how you can help shoulder the burden of suffering.
This prayer can be found in “Worship Resources for Earthquakes” (pdf file), compiled by the ELCA in 2010 following a devastating earthquake in Haiti.