CNN News reports that “The faithful prayed — for relief, for mercy, for safety — as aftershocks rumbled across Haiti” and we are called to join in their prayers. Witnesses indicate that as the night went on, the singing and praying intensified and then waned. As they wane, we must intensify our support – standing with them in these devastating hours. Many missionaries are in Haiti and while we cannot go, we can pray, knowing that corporate and focused prayer carries inexplicable power. 2 Kin 19:20 says “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you.”
The aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Haiti, has caused widespread destruction, fatalities and chaos. The quake, which happened shortly before 5 p.m., was followed by at least 18 aftershocks, averaging a magnitude of 5.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Much more will be seen as as this day unfolds, please continue in praying earnestly for the needs of these people and their families. If you are moved to give financially, the American Red Cross and the Central Texas Red Cross are already working in this area.