Monday, November 13, 2017

Prayers for victims and survivors of the major earthquake that struck the Iran-Iraq border yesterday

Our prayers this morning go out to the victims and survivors after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border yesterday, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.

O merciful Father, you have taught us in your holy Word that you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity upon the sorrows of the victims and survivors of yesterday's earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their souls with patience, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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