Here are some quick ways to show love and support for the people in Japan still reeling from Friday's devastating earthquake and its aftereffects.
...Go to redcross.org's donation page and give to the effort, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 donation will be added to your cell phone bill.
...Visit er-d.org's donation page to see giving choices.
Here's a prayer written by Rev. Timothy Nakayama, who now lives in Seattle but who also spent two years at St. Andrew's Church, Aomori City in Northeast Japan from 1998 to 2000.
O God, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, O God, the Son, our Friend and Brother, and O God the Holy Spirit, who Leads us Into All Truth: Pour into our hearts the abundance of your mercy so that We, Your People, gathered together on this First Sunday in Lent in the Year of Our Lord, 2011, may give from our abundance, to help People in the face of so much destruction, suffering, injury, and death, during the Great Earthquake in Northeast Japan: followed by fires, and tsunamis. We ask this, in the Name of the One who gave His Life that we might live forever: Our Savior, Friend and Brother - Christ Jesus, Our Lord. AMEN.