A Prayer with the People of Japan by Taylor Burton-Edwards God of all compassion, Our hearts and bodies shake With the earth And all who dwell upon it. We cry to you for help For lives, roads, homes, and livelihoods lost, And coastal regions washed away In Japan And all who this day wait in fear On other coasts and islands On an ocean that betrays its name. Have mercy on them, on us And all who wait for better words And help. We pray in the name of Jesus Who stilled the wind and waves. Amen.