A prayer for the grieving families of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight No. 370

by OCP on March 26, 2014

in Featured News, News

OCP News Service – 26/3/14
A prayer for the grieving families of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight No. 370.  
By Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, United States Department of State, Washington D.C., USA.

Thank You for the blessing of this new day, we rejoice in it and are glad! You have given us a gift filled with new opportunities, new mercies and greater of Your faithfulness! No matter what we face, because of Your great faithfulness, we will get through it!  Today we lift up those grieving family members of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight No. 370.

Grief comes in many forms and for many reasons, today we lift up those who grieve for lost loved ones. Father, we know You care for us and we know You are the God of all comfort. We pray those grieving loved ones cast their cares upon You and lay their burdens at Your feet. We pray the pick up Your yoke that is easy and light, and they walk through their grief knowing You walk with them.  Father, we pray for peace that only You can give to fill their hearts and for them to find their joy in Your presence. We pray they are able to release their loss to You in due time and look forward to the promises You have ahead for them, and we pray for roads in the wilderness and rivers in the desert to strengthen, refresh and revive their faith walk.

We thank You for being the tender loving Father You are, and for Your mercies. Father, hold those grieving loved ones in the palm of Your hand, breathing love and comfort over them. Show the friends and families how to minister to them and give them the compassion to meet any needs that arise. We give You all glory and honor, in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Source:
Independent

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