A Prayer for Beirut
O Lord, before you spoke to Elijah “..... there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. “ Lord, you were in the silence, the aftermath. O Lord help us to see that despite the distance we should and be in the aftermath of tragedy. We have may feel we have so little, yet we have a roof, some food, access to the internet: so much in reality when compared to those for whom everything has been obliterated in a town which has suffered 3o years of obilteration. You are there O Lord, as your servants where are our hearts and minds? Are they there too? We may not be able to do much but are we doing what we can? Amen
The Red Cross donation page for Beirut can be found here:-
https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/beirut-emergency-appeal?c_code=170460&c_source=google&c_name=Beirut Emergency Appeal&adg=&c_creative=brand&c_medium=cpc&gclid=CjwKCAjwsan5BRAOEiwALzomX-BAG5rE29b8tooTAgQZ0kczTTccmDMo5VEQrQk4JPYNZFUs-YV8MRoC1LMQAvD_BwE
WE pray for a young man called Peter, who has family down here where he was taken ill. The prayer is asked for a peaceful death. May peace be upon him and soul rest perpertually in God's love.
We pray for Mary and her family, her sisters and brothersthroughout the world. May the healing of God dwell in your souls.
WE pray for Fr. Frank
WE continue to pray for Shirley and Mike- may the peace of the silence of God rest within you
WE pray for Sally- may you know the strength of God that dwells within
WE pray for David and Becci- may God's face shine upon you
WE pray for Peter and Brenda
O Lord, you give peace to those who can accept it; we pray for those who find it hard to accept your peace, but continue to fight and be angry as they let their fears over come them. Breathe into them as softly as a beat of a butterfly wing your peace, that it may bring a calm that only you can bring.Amen
As we pray for them, remember the EzraHub is there for people to touch base with themselves at the end of each day. Doing this is a good wellbeing exercise. www.ezrahub.org