In the wake of the devastation of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer has called on UCA members to pray for the people of the Philippines and our partner church, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). Dr Palmer has written the below prayer in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Philippines.
God of mercy and comfort,
We pray for the people of the Philippines, whose lives, homes, food and water supplies and sources of income have been devastated by the impacts of Typhoon Mangkhut.
We pray for comfort for all those who are grieving, for those who have lost families and friends and whose communities have been severely impacted.
We pray for strength and support for all those responding to this disaster.
We pray for our partner church, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines.
Thank you for their faithful and compassionate embodiment of your Gospel as they respond to the needs of those aﬀected by the Typhoon.
May they know your sustaining love and our solidarity with them as sisters and brothers in Christ.
Through Christ we pray, Amen.
UCCP has asked for support from their international partners. Your donation will make a huge difference, helping provide essential food and relief supplies to struggling families, many who’ve lost everything in the landslides.