A special prayer for the people of New Zealand

following the earthquake that occurred in Christ Church on Tuesday 22 February 2011.

Prayer HandsGod of consolation
grant to the people of Christchurch
the spirit of faith and courage to rebuild their lives.
May they have the strength to meet the days to come
with steadfastness and patience,
not sorrowing without hope
but clinging to your goodness and love,
through Jesus Christ who is the resurrection and the life.
Amen.