Tuesday, 02 October 2018

A Prayer for Palu and Donggala

The Assembly's Rev. Dr Apwee Ting has written a prayer in Indonesian and English for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that has devastated parts of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.


Tuhan empunya kehidupan,
tatkala bumi dan air bergerak dasyat,
mengambil kehidupan dan mereka yang kami cintai.
Kami datang kepada Mu dengan air mata bercucuran.

God of life,
when the earth and water moved violently,
took lives and those we love
We come before you with tears streaming down

Tuhan sumber kekuatan dan penghiburan,
tatkala tangan, kaki dan hati kami lemah,
karena bencana tsunami dan gempa.
Kami datang kepada mu dengan bersujud.

God, you are the source of strength and comfort,
when our hands, feet and hearts are weak
because of the tsunami and earthquake disaster.
We prostrate before you

Tuhan maha kasih,
kepada Mu kami berdoa.
Berilah kekuatan buat keluarga dan sahabat
yang telah ditinggal pergi oleh orang terdekatnya,
berilah penghiburan buat mereka
yang kehilangan tanah dan tempat tinggal

Merciful God,
we pray to you.
Give strength
to families and friends,
to those who have lost loved ones.
Give your comfort,
to those who have lost their land and houses.

Tuhan maha kuasa,
kami berdoa buat
Pemerintah Indonesia,
lembaga keagamaan dan kemanusiaan,
anggota masyarakat yang aktif membantu
supaya usaha mereka berhasil
dalam memberikan pertolongan

Kami naikan doa ini
didalam nama Tuhan yang senantiasa memberkati kita semua
Amin

Almighty God,
We pray for
The Indonesian Government, 
Religious and Humanitarian agencies,
other communities who are in Palu and Donggala 
may their efforts succeed in providing help

We offer this prayer in the name of the Lord who blesses us always.

Amen.

Rev. Dr Apwee Ting is a National Consultant in the Uniting Church Assembly Resourcing Unit and a former National Director of Multicultural and Cross Cultural Ministry. He is the first person from an Indonesian background to be appointed to a senior national role in an mainstream Australian Christian Church.


UPDATE: UnitingWorld has launched an emergency appeal to assist survivors of the earthqauke and tsunami. Please consider donating individually or through your congregation.