Northern Nicaragua is reeling from the consequences of hurricane Eta after it made landfall on 3 November. According to ACAPS (acaps.org) , 150,000 people have been affected by severe flooding and landslides in Nicaragua, particularly in the two northern autonomous regions that are areas of existing social and economic vulnerability.

Reverend Ruben Zeledon, the President of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Nicaragua, has told us that many thousands of people are being sheltered in schools and churches or with family. Many homes have been destroyed and in some cases they have been completely washed away by severe flooding aided by strong winds. The local Methodist churches in the area are doing all they can to support local communities by helping to clear debris and offer hope to those who have lost much.

Please join us in praying for our partners in Nicaragua:

He gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless.

(Isaiah 40:29 NRSV)

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the nation of Nicaragua.

We life up before You the situation that communities in northern Nicaragua find themselves in after the hurricane.

We ask that you comfort those who have lost their homes and livelihoods and that you give the government, humanitarian agencies and churches the wisdom to respond well to the disaster and bring relief to them.

We pray that the reconstruction work of rebuilding homes and lives will commence swiftly and effectively.

We ask that you bless and strengthen the Evangelical Methodist Church in Nicaragua as it seeks to support and comfort its communities.

We pray that you comfort those who mourn, and fill them with the hope of Your great love and care for the people of Nicaragua.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen