09 October 2005
God of infinite mercy,
We cry out to you for all the suffering people of the world,
and especially the victims of natural disaster.
The dead and the injured,
and those who have lost their livelihood are all in your hand.
We pray to you for all them in their particular needs.
We ask you to strengthen the wills and efforts of the whole human family
in responding to this crisis
and through it make us more aware of our common humanity.
Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.