One year later — a prayer of hope

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Global Mission Support

Christine Eige is an ELCA teaching missionary in Japan. To support Christine, or another of the ELCA’s 230 missionaries, go to


Christine Eige

Christine Eige

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated Japan.  The tsunami and fires consumed homes, schools, and lives. It is confirmed that 15,786 people died in this disaster, and 161 minors are still listed as missing. As we remember this tragedy and mark its one year anniversary, let us join together in prayer.

Heavenly Father,

We cry out to you on behalf of all the peopled impacted by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Even now, so many people are suffering and in pain as they grieve. Send your peace to surround those who have lost loved ones, homes and a sense of security. Let your hands still the tectonic plates and calm the earth’s movements. Take away the intense fear that survivors feel as they wonder when the next earthquake will strike and whether or not it will be a big one. Send your hope and comfort as people rebuild their communities and lives. Help the people of Japan to feel your love surrounding them during this time.

In your mighty name we pray, AMEN.