An update about how you can pray for Haiti
7 years since the devastating 2010 earthquake and 3 months since Hurricane Matthew, Compassion Haiti Country Director, Guilbaud Saint-Cyr, shares key prayer needs for his country.
"When I think of Hurricane Matthew the first word that comes to my mind is nightmare. Five different regions of our country were devastated. So many of the buildings taken to the ground. My heart broke to see the impact of the crisis.
When a disaster strikes, we respond in three stages. The short term is relief, the mid-term is relief and recovery and the long-term is recovery. Please continue to pray for us in the recovery stage.
Please cry out to our Heavenly Father and pray:
-¬†For the country itself and specifically for our leadership. We ask God to strengthen our leadership, to help them transform this¬†nation.
- For¬†spiritual revival here. Pray for the churches across the country.
-Thanksgiving for the homes which have been rebuilt. We rejoice for the children who are back at school and at the projects.¬†
-Protection against the ongoing health issues caused by the devastation to infrastructure. We've held huge mobile health clinics to help the children against disease. We've also provided post-trauma assistance.
-For parents to recover livelihoods. We've assisted parents with income generation and business activities, giving loans for example.¬†
-For future protection for Haiti. Haiti is a disaster prone country. We know that more earthquakes will be coming, more hurricanes will be coming. We're trying to educate our partners¬†and families about how to build and how to behave to be prepared."¬†
"So do not fear, for I am with you;¬†do not be dismayed, for I am your God.¬†I will strengthen you and help you;¬†I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10