A Prayer with the People of Japan and Pacific Coasts and Islands
God of all compassion,
Our hearts and bodies shake
With the earth
And all who dwell upon it.
We cry to you for help
For lives, roads, homes, and livelihoods lost,
And coastal regions washed away
And all who this day wait in fear
On other coasts and islands
On an ocean that betrays its name.
Have mercy on them, on us
And all who wait for better words
We pray in the name of Jesus
Who stilled the wind and waves. Amen.