I awoke several mornings ago and saw the devastating news—that was being ever updated with more devastation—that Japan had been hit by one the highest recorded earthquakes and then by a resulting tsunami. Even as I read an article, new numbers regarding the magnitude of the earthquake, people dead or missing and the monetary damage were all growing.
Our little family just finished studying this island nation and fell in love with the history and people about whom we learned. We will be praying for them in the days and weeks to come.
Now it is several days later, and I do not want to stop praying. Please join me.
Oh, Lord, I lift the people in Japan and the surrounding areas and those who love them to you now. Please show your mercy and compassion to them. Raise up those who know you, strengthen them and equip them to serve, heal and comfort those who do not. You are sovereign. Please reign in the hearts and over the land as you bring restoration and unity.