Let us unite in prayer for this week's prayer items:
The South Pacific Islands Tonga underwater volcano erupted on the 14th and 15th of this month, the eruption caused a quake of 7.4 magnitude and caused tsunami in the coastal areas of Tonga. The tsunami destroyed many areas of Tonga, waves flow onto coastal roads, flooding properties and destroying hundreds of houses including local churches. Many cannot be located and the disaster caused various destructions and issues such as lack of water supply.
May God have mercy on Tonga that there will be no more volcano eruptions and tsunamis as a result of the eruption, and for the destruction to be minimised. May God grant the rescue teams good weather so that relief supplies and resources can be delivered into Tonga for the relief work. May help be rendered to the local government, wisdom be granted to them to work together with the rescue teams from various countries for relief work.
May God have mercy on the local people, protect the victims and their families and grant them comfort and healing from Him. Pray for help for the locals to reunite with their families and for smooth transition back to normal living. We ask for God's peace and gospel to be with every sad and broken areas of their lives. Raise up the local churches and help them to stand strong and firm and be a channel of the Lord's love and help to those who are hurting. Pray for God to grant His peace that surpasses all understanding in the hearts of people. Pray for the surrounding countries to help one another, to have wisdom and love as they carry out the rebuilding work in Tonga!
Pray that the Lord will use this period of recurring disasters to remind people to reflect and care for God's created world and not cause further destructions that lead to these disasters due to our selfish desires. May we often confess and repent of our sins, seek the Lord's face and turn from our evil ways. Pray for God's forgiveness of our sins and His healing and renewal of this world.
We pray in one voice and one heart in the name of our merciful Great Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!
Verse to Meditate: Psalm 57:1-2
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.
🙏 SLC Prayer Ministry