We stand powerless before the Lord, asking deliverance for all those who are being affected by the earthquake in Japan. Between the destruction caused by the quake directly, and the devastation wrought by the tsunami that followed and is now surging toward the pacific rim nations, we need to pray - hard. If you needed a special intention for today's Lenten sacrifices, this is it, folks.
Nothing can prepare us for events like this, and the measure of our unity will be seen in our response. May God be with all those who are suffering, and may we all come together to assist them in whatever way possible.