Monday, March 12, 2012

International Prayer: March 12, 2012

Monday is international prayer day here at Fire and Hammer. Today’s post will be a short one as the world marks the dark anniversary of the events of March 11th, 2011.

Japan – A year has passed since Japan suffered the nation’s worst earthquake, followed by a tsunami that destroyed a nuclear power plant. The disaster killed thousands of people, destroying a number of coastal towns. Yesterday Japan paused at 2:46pm in a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the disaster. Pray for Japan as there is still a need for healing, with people dealing the empty feelings of losing a loved one. Japan is in the process of rebuilding and dealing with the nuclear contamination from the damaged Fukushima power plant. Pray for Japan’s future as they deal with recovery amidst economic problems stemming back a couple of years. Pray for the spiritual needs of the people, remembering those who are called to minister during these trying times.

Last year Japan held the world’s attention. Let us not forget our neighbors, taking this opportunity to lift them up before the Lord in prayer.

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