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1/12/11

Haiti: a year ago today

Haitian Folk Angel Metal Wall Hanging by Haitian Metal
 
Today is the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti. Over one million people are still homeless. Haitians are observing this day with religious ceremonies and a solemn moment of silence.

I'd like to offer a prayer for strength, not only for today, but for the coming year of healing and rebuilding for all Haitians and their devastated country.


O KIND LORD!

O Comforter of anguished hearts!

Send down Thy mercy upon us, and Thy grace, bestow upon us patience,
give us the strength to endure. With Thy generous hand, lay Thou a balm upon our sores,
grant us a medicine for this never-healing woe.

Console Thou Thy loved ones, comfort Thy friends and handmaids, 
heal Thou our wounded breasts, and with Thy bounty's remedy, restore our festering hearts.

With the gentle breeze of Thy compassion, make fresh and green again these boughs,
withered by autumn blasts; restore Thou to flourishing life these flowers,
shrivelled by the blight of bereavement.

With tidings of the Abha Paradise, wed Thou our souls to joy, and rejoice Thou our spirits 
with heartening voices from the dwellers in the realm of glory.

Thou art the Bounteous, Thou art the Clement; Thou art the Bestower, the Loving.

The Greatest Holy Leaf

   From the Baha'i Writings





3 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful prayer!

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  2. Anonymous1/12/2011

    Thank you so much for featuring our hand cut metal angel in your tribute to Haiti. Our workshop is in Hait and we were greatly affected by the earthquake. We completey lost our home, which was one of the historic homes of Port au Prince. Our work area was over 50% destroyed. We have been building back during this past year, but are still not where we were before the earthquake. A story and pictures of our experience can be found at this link.... http://www.haitimetalart.com/Haiti_Earthquake_News.html
    We are so pleased that you took the time to remember the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

    Haitian Metal

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  3. Thank you for letting us know how you are doing and sharing your beautiful website. There is so much still to be done! I'm so happy to "meet" you through this article and to have a "face" along with your Etsy shop and wonderful art. Many many people continue to have you and all of Haiti in their thoughts and prayers.

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I appreciate your visit and taking the time to write! Peace and Love!

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