Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, come to the help of the people of Japan and deliver them from this difficulty that besets their nation..
I believe, Lord, that all trials of life are under your care and that all things work for the good to those who love You. Even in this dark hour of hopelessness may your light shine and your love move amongst those who have lost everything.
Take away fear, anxiety and distress. Help those afflicted to face and endure their difficulty with faith, courage and wisdom. Grant that this trial may bring people closer to You, for You are a rock and refuge, a comfort and hope, a delight and joy.
I trust in Your love and compassion for those ravaged by the tsunami and fearful of the radiation fallout. And Lord may we who view these terrible events be moved to practical acts of compassion so that your name will be honoured and glorified throughout the earth. Blessed is Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.