Loving God, we lift our prayers and intentions for all those affected by the earthquake. We often do not understand why these things happen in our world, but we must place our trust in your divine providence and go to you for the help we need, regardless if it is in good times or bad times. Lord, please bless all the affected people, help them to persevere and be strong. Help all affected to see your face in the love and care provided by the rescuers, medical staff, and fellow members of the human family. Please grant strong faith, courage, and healing to all the affected persons. Please also motivate the people of the world to provide assistance and care in all the locations affected by this situation. We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, the Good Shepherd of your people. Amen.
O God, who has established the earth upon firm foundations, graciously receive the prayers of Your people: and, having utterly removed the dangers of the shaken earth, turn the terrors of Your divine wrath into the means of the salvation of mankind; that they who are of the earth, and unto earth shall return, may rejoice to find themselves citizens of heaven by means of a holy life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.