God, send rescue to those who are trapped
care for those who are injured,
a friend to wipe the tears
of the ones who mourn,
or simply sit beside
those who cannot contact
some who are dear to them.
The earth moves again,
a second time in only two weeks
and everything shakes.
Two floors up, six floors, and more
they fall, flee, dig, lift one another.
The hearts of this people of courage
are never shaken.
They are listening for the cries
of those beneath the rubble –
God, give them good ears and strong arms.
And may the rest of the world
with the ears of compassion,
and help with a long reach of assistance,
for the epicenter is in Mexico,
but its tremors touch us all. Amen.