Prayers for Nepal

The people of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas impacted by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake need our prayers. The death toll has surpassed 3,000 people and is still rising. We join Pope Francis and people all over the world in prayer that our Almighty Father will comfort the people of Nepal during this tragedy and the days ahead. Maryknoll Missioner, Father Joseph Thaler, based in Kathmandu is asking for prayers for all of the people in Nepal as well as the number of Maryknollers currently working in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas.
Please join us in prayer.
Prayer for Nepal

As a mother comforts her child,
I beseech you, Mother of God,
to open your heart to the people of Nepal.

Protect those who have survived the earthquake,
and comfort the distraught. Give strength to
the caregivers who are charged with
the mission of recovery and rebuilding.
Bless those who are reuniting families
and providing food, shelter, and medicines
for the injured and desperately ill.

Mary, let my faith be a beacon of hope.
Help me be your presence in the world
so that my support for the people of Nepal
will sustain the sorrowful and allow
the long journey of healing to begin.

I ask this in the name of your son,
Christ, Our Lord.


Prayer by Norma Valvolizza
Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M.
Superior General