As most of you probably know, an awful, awful 8.9 earthquake wrecked northeastern Japan, around Sendai, almost a week ago. It triggered a massive tsunami which destroyed much of the area, resulting in a death count in the thousands, and many, many people are still missing.
Not to mention, a nuclear power plant blew up in the city and now there is severe radiation leakage. The evacuation distance is now 19 miles from the site of the plant.
Folks, please lift up Japan in prayer. Specifically for the people who have dead or missing loved ones, the injured and the relief workers. Pray not only for peace and healing and God's blessing on these people, but also that they will be drawn to Him through this tragedy.
Dear Lord, we lift up Japan to you right now. Lord, bless the relief workers, give them strength and wisdom and energy. For those who have lost loved ones, Lord, comfort them and draw them to you now. Help the missing right now to be found and rescued, and keep everyone safe from the radiation. Even in the midst of this Lord, show them your goodness. Amen.
Also, here's a link to a post that was helpful in information and how you can help: http://thedelacourier.blogspot.com/2011/03/so-you-want-to-know-whats-happeningand.html
And below, here, is some news footage (courtesy of CBS News) from when the tsunami hit. The audio is either not included, or there are little spats of sound, but it doesn't really matter: the images say it all.