Just this week another earthquake rocked the Caribbean islands. This time a 7.7. magnitude earthquake struck Jamaica and Cuba. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been in touch with our partners in these regions. Puerto Rico still recovering hurricane Maria also experienced two earthquakes on January 6 and 7 of 6.4 and 5.9 magnitude.
Let us pray for the peoples of these islands as the work to recover.
Holy One, you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround the people of Jamaica, Cuba and Puerto Rico with your grace and peace. By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue and rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer. Amen.