Thursday, 30 August 2018

Prayer for Kerala

Photo: Church of South India. Photo: Church of South India.

Widespread flooding across India’s southern state of Kerala has left up to 400 people dead and close to a million displaced.

Up to 100,000 buildings were destroyed and millions of hectares of crops were washed away in the worst floods to hit the region in more than a decade.


Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer has called all UCA members to pray for the people of Kerala and our partner church, the Church of South India.

God of compassion,

We pray for the people of Kerala, India, in the face of the floods that have brought death and devastation to their State. 

We pray for all those who have lost loved ones.

We pray for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced.

We pray for all those involved in responding to this disaster.

We pray for our partner church, the Church of South India, as they offer support to those affected by this tragedy.

Through Christ, our comforter and advocate,

We pray,

Amen.