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Prayers from year 6 children at St Christopher's Primary School Holsworthy in Sydney, Australia
Dear mighty God,
Please give them lots of power to be strong and move on, give them sunlight for the crops and give them the power to get back on their feet, Amen.
We pray for the people of Haiti. May they receive the power of the Holy Spirit to guide them through the tough battles that they have faced. May they receive the care, aid, food and support that they mostly need.
Dear Merciful God,
Please be with the people of Haiti throughout this sad time, and for all who have been seperated from their family. Give them strength to survive.
Help the workers who are trying to save the communities that are affected. Help the famished find food, the parched given water and the homeless discover shelters. May the earth hold and allow Haiti to rebuild. Help us have the strength to donate and help Haiti to recover.
Kindergarten and first grade students of Catholic Academy in Granite Bay, CA. USA. wrote these prayers to share with the people of Haiti and all united around them in prayer.
First Grade Prayers:
Dear God the Father
You are the Father of all nations
Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus into the world.
Please bless Haiti. Keep them safe. Be with them in their troubles.
Most importantly, keep their faith alive.
Please take the people in Haiti who died into heaven.
We ask these things through Christ our Lord.
Dear God the Son, our Savior
You are the Word made flesh that dwelt among us.
You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Thank you for dying for us and saving us from Original Sin.
Please help Haiti and keep the people safe in Your Sacred Heart.
Please help the babies that are not Baptized go to heaven.
In your mercy, please help the people who didn’t go to confession.
Holy Spirit, Most Holy God,
You overshadowed Mother Mary
and filled Elizabeth with Your Spirit.
Thank you for filling us with Your joy through the Sacraments.
Protect them, comfort them, make them holy.
Through you, Most Holy God!
I pray that they all get healed in Haiti – Karsten
I pray that all the people will go to heaven someday – Simonne
I pray for all the people who have died – Christopher
I pray for all the people who do not have food and homes – Gabriel
I will pray that all the children will have homes – Molly
I pray for all the people who have died – Sarah
I pray for all the children who need help – Brooklyn
I pray that all the people of Haiti become saints – John
I pray that all will go to heaven when they die – John Paul
I pray that all will go to heaven when they die – Joseph
I pray that the babies feel better when they get surgery – Ava
I pray that the kids in Haiti are healed – Mercedez
I pray that the people in Haiti feel better – Anton
I pray that the people of Haiti can get some food – Shayla
I pray that everyone in Haiti get everything they need – Grace K.
I pray that the people in Haiti get more food – Madeline
I pray for all the people in Haiti – Jula
I pray that they have enough food – Grace C.
I pray for a baby in Haiti that broke two legs – Julianne
I would like to pray for the baby who broke two legs – Kayleen
A Prayer for Haiti by Rose Marie Berger
Most Holy Creator God, Lord of heaven and earth, we bring before you today your people of Haiti.
It is You who set in motion the stars and seas, You who raised up the mountains of the Massif de la Hotte and Pic La Selle. It is You who made her people in your very image:
Their gregarious hearts and generous spirits, their hunger and thirst for righteousness and liberty.
It is you, O Lord, who planted the rhythms of konpa, Twoubadou, and zouk in the streets of Cite-Soleil; You who walk the paths outside of Jacmel and Hinche. Your people, O Lord, cry out to you.
Haiti, O Haiti: The world’s oldest black republic, the second-oldest republic in the Western world.
God, You are the One who answers the cries of the suffering.
You are a God who sees, frees, and redeems your people.
“I too have heard the moaning of my people,” you spoke to Moses.
Now, Lord, speak again to Chanté, Agwe, Nadege, and Jean Joseph.
Speak now, O Lord, and comfort Antoine, Jean-Baptiste, Toto, and Djakout. Raise up your people from the ash heap of destruction and give them strong hearts and hands, shore up their minds and spirits. Help them to bear this new burden.
As for us, Lord, we who are far away from the rubble and the dust, from the sobbing and moans, but who hold them close in our hearts, imbue us with the strength of Simon the Cyrene.
Help us to carry the Haitian cross. Show us how to lighten their yoke with our prayers, our aid, our resources. Teach us to work harder for justice in our own country and dignity in Haiti, so that we may stand with integrity when we hold our Haitian families in our arms once again. We ask this in the name of Jezikri, Jesus Christ. Amen
Rose Marie Berger, an associate editor at Sojourners magazine, is a Catholic peace activist and poet. © Rose Marie Berger (reprint freely)
Deus meu de Misericórdia
sei que posso fazer daqui
onde ainda reina a concórdia
Muito pelo destruído Haiti
Rezando de Coração despido
A Ti Senhor, Rei e Pai Bondoso
Para que seja logo socorrido
O Povo do Haiti sem repouso
Peço a Si Virgem Santa Maria
Que rogue ao Pai com Compaixão
Para que Ele alivie a agonia
De um povo em Grave Situação
Para que venha a ter a Alegria
De novo a morar no Coração!Paulo Nunes - Portugal
our hearts cry out for the people of Haiti:
for the millions affected,
for lost loved ones,
and lost livelihoods.
Draw us together as your people
to help in whatever ways we can,
and we ask your grace on the emergency rescue and aid workers.
As we work to bring relief and rescue,
may the powers strive also
to bring peace with justice to the people of Haiti
so that they may live be raised and able to live in fullness of dignity
by provision of housing, education and healthcare.Claude Mostowik - Caritas Australia
Message à lire pendant les messes des samedi et dimanche 16 et 17 janvier 2009
« Avec les Evêques de France, les associations, mouvements et services présents dans les diocèses et paroisses de l’Eglise en France appellent d’une seule voix à prier pour les Haïtiens.
Des millions de personnes sont aujourd’hui dans la détresse ; prions pour qu’ils puissent trouver une Espérance au cœur de leur misère.
En Haïti, des centaines de milliers de personnes sont soutenues, à travers des programmes menés par ces organismes d’Eglise.
Des milliers d’autres personnes sont engagées au nom de leur Foi auprès des plus pauvres en Haïti. La présence d’Eglise dans ce pays est un signe concret et vivant de l’action des chrétiens. D’abord au plus près des populations, toujours dans la durée, porteur d’espérance.
Au cœur de nos communautés, ces organismes de l’Eglise de France se veulent signe de Charité opérationnelle. Associez vous par la prière et par le don à leur mission. » Conférence des Evêques de France
CCFD Terre solidaire
Aide à l’Eglise en Détresse
Délégation Catholique à la Coopération
Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul
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 all creation; strengthen us in solidarity with those living and working in Haiti. All creation returns to you in mourning and your grace guides 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.
Care of Catholic Relief Services/CRS
In Spanish:Dios de toda la Creación
, mientras lloramos con nuestra familia de Haití, consuélanos.
En estos tiempos de crisis, abre nuestro ojos para que podamos ver, más allá de la catástrofe, a Cristo en nuestros hermanos y hermana de Haití, como Cristo nos ve a nosotros.
Acompaña a toda la Creación, danos la fuerza, en solidaridad con aquellos que viven y trabajan en Haití.
Toda la creación responde con luto y Tu gracia guía nuestros esfuerzos, dando de comer al hambriento, refugio al sin techo, consuelo al que sufre, y defendiendo la justicia.
Con tu misericordia, ayúdanos en estos momentos, mientras seguimos trabajando por la paz y la justicia.
Amén.De Catholic Relief Services / CRS