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On the Occasion of a Disaster: Nepal Earthquake   Leave a comment


Above:  Map of Nepal, 1971

Image Source = Hammond Contemporary Atlas (1971)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor


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

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

comfort those to mourn,

strengthen those who are weary,

encourage those in despair,

and lead them 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

Psalm 60:105 or 130 or 80:1-7 or 23

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), The Episcopal Church

After a Disaster: Nepal Earthquake   Leave a comment


Above:  Map of Nepal, 1945

Image Source = Hammond’s New Era Atlas of the World, 1945

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Prayer Source = Chalice Worship (1997), Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Lord of compassion and power,

be with those who have survived this disaster;

minister to their needs of mind and spirit, body and circumstance;

help those who are hurt;

give peace to the dying;

comfort and support the bereaved;

and to all who are working to bring relief and restore order,

give strength and resilience to do their work well;

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Posted April 29, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Chalice Worship (1997), Desperation and Suffering 1900s

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When There is a Natural Disaster: Nepal   Leave a comment

Coat of Arms of Nepal

Above:  The Coat of Arms of Nepal

Image in the Public Domain


God of earthquake, wind, and fire,

tame natural forces that defy control,

or shock us with their fury.

Keep us from calling disaster your justice;

and help us, in good times or in calamity,

to trust your mercy which never ends,

and your power,

which in Jesus stilled storms,

raised dead,

and conquered evil.  Amen.

–Adapted from Book of Common Worship (1993), page 801

(I modified the last line to reflect the Classic Theory of the Atonement.)


In Times of Calamity: Nepal Earthquake and Aftermath   Leave a comment

Flag of Nepal

Above:  The Flag of Nepal

Image in the Public Domain

Prayer Source = The Book of Worship of the Church of North India (1995)


Almighty God, whose blessed Son bears our griefs and carries our sorrows,

grant faith and courage to all who are suffering at this time;

and give your strength and blessing to those who seek to help them;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.