January 12th will mark the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that literally tore apart Haiti, resulting in over 250,000 deaths and almost 1 million people homeless. Haiti was already the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, and the earthquake there made the situation much worse. Thousands of children are now orphans. A cholera epidemic followed and infected more than 100,000 people and took the lives of over 2,000 more people. And then to top it off, the recent presidential elections have resulted in causing violent riots and escalating division among the people. It’s a hard time for the people of Haiti.
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, we are encouraging you to join us in a day of fasting and praying for Haiti. The power of prayer is truly remarkable. God calls us to intercede and pray for others (Psalm 55:17, Luke 22:32, James 5:13). And He hears us and answers us under the sovereignty of His will (Jeremiah 29:12, Ezra 8:23, 1 Samuel 1:27).
If you want to pray specifically for some Haitians we know and those who are ministering in Haiti, please be sure to come back to this blog and visit our Facebook page, where we will be sharing specific prayer requests we’ve received from them.
Throughout this day, people all over the world will lift up Haiti in prayer. Be a part of this incredible act. It’s our ultimate response to the Lord’s grace and love.