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Pike River mining tragedy

A Prayer from the NZ Prayer Book

In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us, heavenly Father,
to trust your love,
to serve your purpose,
and to praise your name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

It has been announced that no one could have survived the second explosion, at 2:37pm yesterday. Please pray. Light a candle if you wish in the Liturgy online chapel http://tinyurl.com/candle4miners There is a facebook page that was set up to express support. And light a candle facebook event.

Conrad Adams, 43 (Greymouth),
Malcolm Campbell, 25 (Greymouth – Scottish),
Glen Cruse, 35 (Cobden),
Allan Dixon, 59 (Rununga),
Zen Drew, 21 (Greymouth),
Christopher Duggan, 31 (Greymouth),
Joseph Dunbar, 17 (Greymouth),
John Hale, 45 (Ruatapu),
Daniel Herk, 36 (Rununga),
David Hoggart, 33 (Foxton),
Richard Holling, 41 (Blackball),
Andrew Hurren, 32 (Greymouth),
Jacobus ‘Koos’ Jonker, 47 (Coben – South African),
William Joynson, 49 (Dunollie – Australian),
Riki Keane, 28 (Greymouth),
Terry Kitchin, 41 (Runanga),
Samuel Mackie, 26 (Greymouth),
Francis Marden, 42 (Runanga),
Michael Monk, 23 (Greymouth),
Stuart Mudge, 31 (Rununga),
Kane Nieper, 33 (Greymouth),
Peter O’Neill, 55 (Rununga),
Milton Osborne, 54 (Ngahere),
Brendon Palmer, 27 (Cobden),
Benjamin Rockhouse, 21 (Greymouth),
Peter Rodger, 40 (Greymouth – British),
Blair Sims, 28 (Greymouth),
Joshua Ufer 25 (Australia),
Keith Valli, 62 (Winton).

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3 thoughts on “Pike River mining tragedy”

  1. Our Anglican church here at Tumbarumba NSW Australia has been praying for the terrible situation. You are all in our prayers at this time. God bless, Ken.


    In NZ’s dark hour this would have had so much meaning . . .and yet the prophecy of Ezekiel 34 is being fulfilled in our time.

    God of majesty and power,
    amid the clamour of our violence
    Your word of truth resounds;
    upon a world made dark by sin
    the Sun of Justice cast his dawning rays.

    Keep your household watchful
    and aware of the hour in which we live.
    Hasten the advent of the day
    when the sounds of war will be for ever stilled,
    the darkness of evil scattered,
    and all the Children gathered into one.

    We ask this through whose coming is certain,
    whose day is drawing near:
    your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
    who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    God for ever and ever.

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