Tag Archives: India

Prayer for Maharashtra

God, for searchers in the collapsed apartment building, both human and canine, we pray persistence and hope, for those trapped and conscious – calm and ingenuity, for those unconscious – a ring of prayers from all around the world, for … Continue reading

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Burning Bush, Guest Post from India and Aotearoa New Zealand

Two poets who often correspond with me have sent poems, both called “Burning Bush” The photograph is also from Dayalan Devanesen of Chennai, India who sent the first poem and the second poem is by Heather Kelly from Invercargill, Aotearoa … Continue reading

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Prayers of intercession for India and China

Psalm 137 for India By the waters of Kerala and Karnataka, of Maharashtra and Gujarat of Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, of Goa and Andhra Pradesh, we sit down and weep for those who grieve their dead, for those in … Continue reading

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May your dreams come true — a guest post, from Roofs for the Roofless, India

Here are some words from Dayalan Devanesen from Roofs for the Roofless in Chennai. We celebrate the opening of his new building in spite of heat and water scarcity. I first met his parents as poets nearly thirty years ago. … Continue reading

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Prayer during Cyclone Fani

God, we pray for Andhra Pradesh and for Odisha — for those who prepare shelters, those who flee to them and those who hesitate, for those who seek for the endangered, and will continue in courage through wind and rain, … Continue reading

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“A dream is not that what you see while sleeping. It is something that does not let you sleep”. — Update from Roof for the Roofless

ROOFS FOR THE ROOFLESS DR. CHANDRAN DEVANESEN RURAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Karanai Village Dear Friends, The Work Skills Inauguration function for the 17th batch of students was held on 23rd August 2018. It was wonderful to see a large turn out … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving prayer for India

God, I pray with joy for India, land of so many faiths lifting lives into your presence and weaving the traditions of many centuries into an abundance of marigolds, lights in all darknesses, and the pigments of Holi, become the … Continue reading

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New years Greetings from Roofs for the Roofless in Chenai, India

Chandran D.S. Devanesen wrote this and it was 1982. Some of his language would be different now, but the world has not much changed: Once again as Christmas approaches my thoughts are stirred as I reflect on the meaning of … Continue reading

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Update on the Ministry of Roofs for the Roofless

I love to keep you updated on the ministry of Roofs for the Roofless in Chennai, India. I knew the founders as poets, writers for decades … and also as creators of one of the most effective, self-effacing, grace-filled ministries … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Floods

God who walks across the water, reach out your hand to the people of Nepal, of India and of Bangladesh. Come to them in food packets and medical supplies, and clean drinking water. Come in helicopter and boat and elephant … Continue reading

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