Prayer for Chile April 02, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Chile. A mighty 8.2 magnitude quake struck off the coast of northern Chile, killing several people and displacing almost 80,000. We have received word that our friends and facilities are safe in Santiago and Red Salud UC. Red Salud UC is a partnership of CHRISTUS Health and Pontifical Catholic University.

Father, hear the prayer we offer:
Loving God, we bring to you our prayers and intentions for all those who suffer or are affected by the earthquake. We place our trust in your providence and turn to you for the help we need, in both good times and in bad times.

Lord, bless all those who are impacted by this cataclysmic event and help them to persevere and be strong. Help them to see your face in the love and care provided by the rescuers, medical staff, and fellow members of the human family. Grant them faith, courage, and healing as they recover and rebuild after this event.

Please motivate the people of the world to provide assistance and care in all the locations impacted by this situation.

We pray in the name of your son, the Good Shepherd of your people. Amen.