Prayer for Mexico and for Guatemala

Some say – this earthquake
was not so bad as thirty-two years ago —
the tsunami not so high,
and many buildings did not fall,

but, God, this is just as bad
for those who weep
and you who know sparrows
have found each falling.

Tenderly hold the ones who mourn
and gather into your arms
those in all places,
but especially in Chiapas and Oaxaca,
who are trapped, who are injured,
who have lost home,
work, street, church, and
those who wait to hear news
of family and friends.

We wait with them, O God —
all the world an upper room.

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2 Responses to Prayer for Mexico and for Guatemala

  1. Curran Reichert says:

    Beautiful, thank you.
    This is all I could think of this morning.
    “Triple Threat”
    Dear Donald,
    Mom called,
    She’s pissed!
    Harvey and Irma

  2. Aleta Purcell says:

    Amen! And ever continued prayers!

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