為土耳其及敘利亞地震禱告

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滿有慈愛及憐憫的上主,我們為在土耳其及敘利亞遭受毀滅性地震受影響的人士祈禱。

土耳其南部近敘利亞邊境地區發生強烈地震,為兩國帶來巨大破壞,無數建築物倒塌損毀,多人喪失家園及罹難。地震使無辜的人遭受苦難,災民陷於流離失所的無助。因時值寒冬,低溫天氣嚴重阻礙了救援工作。

求上主的膀臂擁抱那些突然逝去的人。求上主安慰那些正在哀悼和等待失蹤親友消息的人的心靈。求祢將信心和勇氣賜給那些受苦和悲傷的人,安慰那些在恐懼中等待下次地震再臨的人並減輕等待救援的倖存者的痛苦。

主啊,在這場災難中求您安慰那受苦者。當大地未克靜止時,求上主作人的磐石,當他們失去家園時,求主將他們庇護在祢的翅膀下。

仁慈的上主,我們為地震救災工作祈禱,懇切呼求上主賜給當地政府及國際救援組織救災應變的智慧與能力,從廢墟瓦礫找到生還者,又妥善安置與救助災民,並調度充足的人力和物資。

主啊,求祢護祐日夜勞碌的救援人員,讓他們緊緊抓住你的良善、慈愛和希望,使他們有力量迎接未來的日子作拯救。

對於我們這些在遠處的人,我們也祈求您的憐憫穿透我們的心,感動我們迅速行動,慷慨解囊,永遠為正義而努力,並在這個看似絕望的時刻不斷地為那些最需要幫助的人禱告。

奉主耶穌基督的名祈求。

阿們。

香港基督教協進會
2023年2月8日

A Prayer for the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Gracious and Merciful Lord, we pray for those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

A strong earthquake hit southern Turkey near the border with Syria, causing huge damage to the two countries. Numerous buildings collapsed and ruined. Many people were killed and lost their homes. Earthquakes made unoffending beings suffer, leaving the victims in destitution and homelessness.  Due to the severe winter, low temperature seriously hampered the rescue efforts.

Embrace in your arms those who died suddenly.  Console the hearts of those who mourn and wait for news of missing loved ones. Grant the spirit of faith and courage to those who suffer and sorrow.  Comfort those who wait in fear of the next tremor. And ease the pain of the survivors waiting for rescue.

Comfort those sufferers, Lord, in this disaster. Be their rock when the earth refuses to stand still, and shelter them under your wings when their homes are gone.

Gracious God, we pray for the earthquake relief work.  We earnestly ask God to give the local authorities and international rescue organizations the wisdom and competence to respond to disasters, to find survivors from the rubble, properly help settle down those victims, and deploy sufficient manpower and supplies. 

O Lord, may your providence on those rescue workers laboring day and night, that they may have the strength to meet the days to come for rescue work as they cling to your goodness and love and hope.

For those of us from afar, we also pray that you pierce our hearts with compassion, move us to act swiftly, give generously, work for justice always, and pray unceasingly for those who need it most in this desperate hour.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray.

Amen.

Hong Kong Christian Council
8 February 2023