Prayer for Mocoa, Colombia

Thank you to Gerardo Oberman for this translation:

Oración por Mocoa, Colombia

Alzamos nuestros ojos a los montañas
y honramos a aquellas personas con el valor de ayudar.
Abrimos nuestros corazones ante los deslizamientos de tierra
y comenzamos a orar.

Para quienes lloran – consuelo.
Para quienes temen – seguridad.
Para quienes esperan – rescate.
Para quienes están rescatando – fortaleza.
Para quienes trabajan en hospitales – la capacidad de trabajar mucho sin dormir.
Para quienes ofrecen su ayuda – generosidad.

¡Oh, misericordioso Salvador!
Te encomendamos en ésta, tu Pascua,
a cada persona que ha muerto,
y reclamamos para ellas una tumba abierta,
ángeles que esperan,
la promesa del cielo,
y tus brazos de misericordia. Amén.

Prayer for Mocoa, Colombia

We lift up our eyes to the mountains,
and honor those with the courage to give help.
We open our hearts to the mudslide,
and we begin to pray,

for those who weep — comfort,
for those who fear – safety,
for those who wait – rescue,
and for those who rescue – strength,
for those who work in hospitals –
the ability to go long without sleep,
for those who give aid, generosity.

O most merciful Savior,
we commend into this your Easter
each one who has died,
and claim for them a broken tomb,
angels waiting,
the promise of heaven,
and your arms of mercy. amen.

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2 Responses to Prayer for Mocoa, Colombia

  1. Nathaniel C. Emens says:

    A huge prayer of love from an old man in Massachusetts to all of Columbia.

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