24 July 2018
Prayer for all affected by the dam burst in Laos
Having recently visited communities devastated by dam construction and heard how there is no emergency plan should the dam break - it is heart-breaking to hear of the dam burst in Laos. We fear for those who live in such vulnerability and whose rights and well-being are considered a secondary issue.
God of mercy and love,
We pray for the people of Laos, so many lives lost and homes devastated. We pray that survivors will be found, aid will be offered and comfort given. We pray for those who are working to rescue and locate the lost and for aid agencies who will help people to rebuild their lives.
Have mercy on your people and open the hearts and minds of those with power, that the most vulnerable people will be protected and cherished.
May your will be done. In the name of Christ. Amen.
The Revd Michaela Youngson, President of the Methodist Conference