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United Methodists build prayer wall for Haiti

A “Prayer Wall” is up on the 
10thousanddoors.org Facebook group page.  A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
A “Prayer Wall” is up on the 10thousanddoors.org Facebook group page.
A UMNS photo by
Mike DuBose.


A UMNS Report
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 Nashville, Tenn.

News media contact: Joey Butler, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5105 or newsdesk@umcom.org.


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