Foster said, "Intersession is a way of loving others." I am begging you...if you love people...if you love Japan...please show that love through prayer. Our God is the only thing that will change the course of events for thousands of people right now.
From the OMF website:
1. Please pray for those who are still waiting for rescue. And for those at evacuation centers, some of them with little or no heat, water, or food. Pray also for those who are waiting for news of their loved ones.
2. Pray for successful containment of the problems at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima struggling to deal with the effects of the earthquake and tsunamis. This is a major cause of concern and anxiety.
3. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the operator of the plant, announced planned power cuts from Monday 14th and train companies in Tokyo made plans for reduced services. So far this hasn’t happened much but there is a lot of uncertainty and disruption for commuters.
4. There is panic buying in shops and at petrol stations in the wider Tokyo area with queues in front of supermarkets and petrol stations.
5. Because we don’t know how stable power supplies are, it is getting very difficult to plan even for tomorrow, especially for commuters. Pray for leaders in government, TEPCO, and train companies, that they will be able to make the right decisions.
6. Some business leaders, such as Panasonic and Sony, have started to offer their products to evacuation centers (radios, batteries) Pray for other companies to follow suit.
7. CRASH (crashjapan.com) is a network supporting Christians to do relief work in Japan and around the world. OMF Japan is actively cooperating with CRASH. The first advance teams have gone or are preparing to go into the most affected areas. Pray for wisdom to organize teams from within and outside of Japan. (CRASH - Christian Relief Assistance Support and Hope)
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