A prayer for Haiti, 8 years later
On January 12 2010, at 4:53 in the afternoon, a devastating earthquake struck Port-au-Prince. It is estimated that over 200,000 people lost their lives. For the survivors, many were left homeless, disabled, and today still bear the invisible emotional scars of trauma. Over the past week, we've listened as Haitians have reflected on the earthquake and its aftermath, telling stories of Haitians coming together in love and support in an unimaginably difficult time. Today, we remember the lives lost eight years ago, and those who are still mourning today. On the 8th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, we pray together.
Jodi a nou sonje tout moun ki te mouri 12 Janvye 2010:
Papa ak manman, frè ak sè, neve ak nyès, kouzen, granparan, kòlèg, ak zanmi yo.
Nou di ou mèsi pou lavi tout moun ki toujou la ave nou,
Epi mande ou pou tout moun ki gen doulè jodi a ka jwenn kònfò.
Jan nou sonje, ede nou renmen youn ak lòt,
nan moman lapenn ak moman kè kontan,
Ann Ayiti ak atravè lemond.
God in heaven
Today we remember all those who were lost on January 12th, 2010:
Fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, cousins, grandparents, colleagues, and friends.
We give thanks for the lives of all those who are still with us,
and ask that all who are mourning today may be comforted.
As we remember, help us to love each other,
in moments of sorrow and of joy,
in Haiti and around the world.