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Indonesian earthquake and tsunami — Presidential statement and prayers

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.
The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Michaela A Youngson and Bala Gnanapragasam, share in the shock of all who have heard the news of the devastating tsunami in Indonesia.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost so much; those who have been bereaved, those who have been injured and those searching in fear and dismay for their loved ones."
"We know that our Methodist family will respond generously to appeals for money and will pray for the swift rebuilding of the communities so devastated by this disaster."

Prayers

Almighty God,
Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort,
deal graciously with those who mourn,
that they may cast every care on you,
and know the consolation of your love.
Remember, O Lord, those who are sick or suffer pain,
especially those who have been injured on Sulawesi.
Comfort them by your presence, sustain them by your promises,
and grant all who have been affected your peace.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Adapted from prayers in The Methodist Worship Book.
Islamic Relief Appeal: www.islamic-relief.org.uk/indonesia-appeal/
01/10/18 — BBC News www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45701060
29/09/19 — BBC News: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45683630

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