Carol Wright, the Executive Director of the Graham-Kapowsin Community Council has sent the following “Prayer for Japan.”
Her submission comes from her faith community’s prayer circle and was authored by a woman who lives in Pasco, not far from the Hanford nuclear facility. This prayer arrived at The Mountain News amidst several other similar emails, and it is clear that many people want to share their prayers for Japan in a more public manner.
A Prayer for Japan
Lord, our God,
We come to you, standing together, asking for legions of angels to attend the reactor in Japan, and to allow the core to be cooled by seawater!!!
We beseech you, Oh, Lord, as we know you are sovereign, and that your word says that when two or more of your people will come together and ask anything, in the precious name of your son, Jesus Christ, you will hear their cries, and will give them that which they ask!!!
We come to you in desperation, Oh Lord, please hear our corporate prayers and rush legions of angels to Japan to stop the catastrophe at the nuclear plant – and to help the people of Japan as they contend with such horrendous devastation!!!
Please comfort them, cradle them in your loving arms, and send the help that they need!!!
Please tell us what to do!!!
We ask these things in the name of your son!!!
Amen and amen and amen!!!
Carol is a cancer survivor, and she and her family are “down-winders,” having lived in Spokane during the 1940s and 50s. As a result, they received much of the fallout emanating from US nuclear testing in Nevada. Carol’s brother died at 25 years-old of testicular cancer, two months before his first child was born.
“My family’s all dead from that nuclear radiation” she said. “We’ve all had cancer.”
In response, Carol offers this personal prayer:
“I just pray for global healing. We’re all going to be affected by the catastrophe in Japan. It’s a tragic loss – all loss is painful – and I just want to recognize what all the surviving families – everywhere – are going through.