|United Methodists build prayer wall for Haiti|
A “Prayer Wall” is up on the 10thousanddoors.org Facebook
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By Joey Butler*
Jan. 16, 2010
They pray for God to watch over the people of Haiti. They pray for
the safety of those providing aid to the earthquake victims. They pray
for mercy and compassion.
And now the world will hear their prayers.
The United Methodist Church’s Haiti response effort offers a “Prayer
Wall” on the 10thousanddoors.org Facebook group page. 10thousanddoors.org
is the online presence of the denomination’s Rethink Church campaign.
Since the page opened on Jan. 15, more than 600 members have joined,
leaving more than 120 prayers for the people of Haiti.
“We will be passing these prayers along to those suffering from the
tragedy and to those helping in the relief effort,” said Jennifer Rodia,
director of brand engagement for Rethink Church.
Some, like Kathy Fitzhugh, are still overcome by the images of
devastation. “Lord … I am thankful that in you and through you and
because of you, we are not hopeless! Even now, you are working through
this disaster to bring hope and restoration.”
Carol Mae Carter praised God’s presence in the midst of tragedy: “For
the faith that could sing hymns in the streets that first night when
the whole world seemed to have collapsed upon them and their loved ones,
we give you thanks and pray for such confidence in you as we offer our
gifts. Teach us to weep and sing, too.”
David Jebb prayed for the future. “Bring the light for them to hear
laughter and to experience joy once again in their lives.”
Robin Coxon wrote, simply, “God, I may not have financial sources at
this time to give toward this effort and I may not be able to physically
give assistance, but I can pray and then pray some more.”
*Butler is a content editor for United Methodist Communications in
News media contact: Joey Butler, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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