Pray for Mexico in the wake of a violent earthquake

Join us in praying through Psalm 91.

While many slept Thursday night, a violent earthquake rattled through Mexico’s southern coast, claiming the lives of at least 15 people, while toppling homes around the Guatemalan border. The 8.1-magnitude earthquake is the strongest to hit Mexico in a century.

In the wake of this disaster, we invite you to pray for the people of Mexico. Pray for those who lost their loved ones. Pray for those whose homes were leveled by the earthquake. And pray for those searching for peace in the midst of chaos.

As you pray, we encourage you to recite the comforting words of Psalm 91:

Whoever goes to the Lord for safety,
whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
can say to him,
“You are my defender and protector.
You are my God; in you I trust.”
He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers
and from all deadly diseases.
He will cover you with his wings;
you will be safe in his care;
his faithfulness will protect and defend you.
You need not fear any dangers at night
or sudden attacks during the day
or the plagues that strike in the dark
or the evils that kill in daylight.

A thousand may fall dead beside you,
ten thousand all around you,
but you will not be harmed.
You will look and see
how the wicked are punished.

You have made the Lord your defender,
the Most High your protector,
and so no disaster will strike you,
no violence will come near your home.
God will put his angels in charge of you
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.
You will trample down lions and snakes,
fierce lions and poisonous snakes.

God says, “I will save those who love me
and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
When they call to me, I will answer them;
when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
I will rescue them and honor them.
I will reward them with long life;
I will save them.”

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