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Prayer and Appeal for Haiti

January 16, 2010
CNS photo/Jorge Silva, Reuters
CNS photo/Jorge Silva, Reuters
PRAYER FOR HAITI
God of all creation, as we weep with our family in Haiti, console us.  In this time of crisis, open our eyes to look beyond the disaster to see Christ in our brothers and sisters in Haiti, as Christ sees us. Be with us as we stand in solidarity with those living and working in Haiti.  Be with us in our mourning and guide our efforts to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, comfort the grieving and stand for justice.  With your mercy, sustain us at this time as we continue to work for peace and justice.  Amen.
For the Haitian people, that help comes to them quickly and comfort comes to those who hurt.
Lord, hear our prayer.
For the lost or buried, that they are found and reunited with their loved ones.
Lord, hear our prayer.
For the relief workers, that they have the tools they need, the courage and the strength to respond fully.  Lord, hear our prayer.
For the families in Haiti, in the United States, in Canada, and especially in Quebec, who are waiting to hear from loved one, that good news comes to them.  Lord, hear our prayer.
For those whose who have perished, may their souls rest with you, oh Lord, where they will find eternal love.  Amen.
A Canadian evacuee from Haiti arrives at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal Jan. 15. The death toll in Haiti's catastrophic earthquake could run to tens of thousands of people. An estimated 3 million others will require emergency assistance, according to aid groups. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters) (Jan. 15, 2010) See stories slugged HAITI- Jan. 15, 2010.
A Canadian evacuee from Haiti arrives at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal Jan. 15. The death toll in Haiti's catastrophic earthquake could run to tens of thousands of people. An estimated 3 million others will require emergency assistance, according to aid groups. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters) (Jan. 15, 2010) See stories slugged HAITI- Jan. 15, 2010.
Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to the generosity of all people so that these our brothers and sisters in Haiti who are experiencing a moment of need and suffering may not lack our concrete solidarity and the effective support of the international community.
Development and Peace is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis.  Development and Peace has launched an emergency appeal for earthquake victims in Haiti.
All donations made to Development and Peace will be sent directly to its partners on the ground in Haiti, mainly Caritas Haiti.  Donations to Development and Peace for the Haiti crisis can be made by phone (1 888 664-3387), on the Development and Peace website HERE or by sending a cheque marked Haiti Emergency to the following address:
Development and Peace
1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. W, 3rd Floor
Montreal QC   H3G 1T7
May the Lord bless you for your generosity and solidarity with the people of Haiti.  Thank you.

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