I’m sharing this prayer from a sweet, new friend in Haiti, Sami Rigelsky, because it says everything I want you to hear and be considering:
“Please, friends, don’t stop praying for Haiti. The coverage may cease, but the work and pain will carry on. Hurricane Matthew wreaked unfathomable amounts of havoc on this land. There is heartbreak and devastation that will take much time to heal and rebuild from. There are some things that will never heal.
Mothers and fathers have lost children.
Children have lost mothers and fathers.
Homes have been washed away.
Loved ones were swept away and will never be found. Ever.
People are sick and they are starving.
Cholera is trying to rear it’s ugly head again.
People are dying.
Families are hurting.
Haiti is strong, but aching.
Only you, God.
God of peace would you continue to pour out comfort across this island. Would you raise up your people to help their neighbors. Would you cause the water to recede and the diseases to be stopped in their tracks. Will you bind up the plans that the enemy has to destroy hearts, minds and lives and will you use this tragedy to unite a nation further and to bring glory and honor to your name. Would you cause your people to look outside of themselves. Would you speak to hearts and wallets and would you cause them to act and be used. Make generosity the benchmark and greed fall away. God of all power and might would you show your strength in this nation. You alone can heal this land. Through your people. Through your power. Through salvation and through love. God, I ask that you would cause unity. That you would cause organization. That you would protect dollars for relief and allow them ONLY to be used for your plans and purposes to rebuild according to your will. Increase food and increase supplies. Would your people on the ground see miracles. May it be like manna from heaven and would it be like the feeding of the five thousand. God, we trust you. Help us in our unbelief. Meet people in their dreams during the night and during the day. You have more power and might in your voice than any Hurricane ever will have in it’s action. So, we ask that you would speak away hunger, disease and death. Manifest your presence in every inch of Haiti. In every heart. In every mind. In EVERY way.