Archive for the ‘Cyclone Pam’ Tag

On the Occasion of a Disaster: Vanuatu   Leave a comment

Flag of Vanuatu

Above:  The Flag of Vanuatu

Image in the Public Domain

A BBC News Story

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Compassionate God, whose Son wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus:

Draw near to the people of Vanuatu in this time of sorrow and anguish,

comfort those who mourn,

strengthen those who are weary,

encourage those in despair,

and lead them all to fullness of life;

through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer,

who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.  Amen.

Job 14:7-13 or Jeremiah 31:15-20

Romans 8:35-38 or Revelation 21:1-7 or Romans 8:18-25

Luke 6:20-26 or Mark 13:14-27

–Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 733