God of earthquake, wind, and fire,
tame the natural forces of chaos and destruction that defy control
and that rock and unsettle us.
Look in mercy on all who suffer
or experience pain through earthquakes and natural disasters.
We remember especially this day the people of Japan and Ecuador.
Help the injured,
protect those in danger,
support the dying,
comfort the grieving,
and soothe the anxious and homeless.
And help us to serve and support with our deeds as well as our prayers.
In the name of Jesus we pray.
In Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan on Saturday.
(The Associated Press)