All powerful and all-loving God of mercy, look kindly on the people of Haiti in their suffering. Ease their burdens and make their faith strong so that they may always have confidence and trust in your care. Help them face the difficulties of this tragedy of nature with courage. Bring their dead into your eternal rest and comfort those who mourn them. Bring their wounded and all those who suffer into your healing presence and strengthen those who serve them. And, finally, O God, bring us all an abiding sense of your care and compassion that we may respond with generous hearts, open hands and a renewed sense of solidarity with all your children, especially those in greatest need. You are our all-merciful God, forever and ever. Amen.
(Forwarded by Catholic University of America. Our local bishop has asked that we participate in this novena.)