|A friend's room in Chiba after the earthquake|
Dear Lord, Japan needs you. Japan needs to stand on you as the steadfast Rock, who anchors all who call on your name when the waves of turmoil come. Through the pain and suffering and death of this earthquake and tsunami, may your love and peace and grace fall. May Japan call on your name and choose to rely on you who is greater than any disaster. I don't understand why this happened, and I can't fathom the depths of suffering of the people in Fukushima and Miyagi. You alone, God, know these things. You alone, God, can meet those suffering at their deepest need. Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.