A Prayer for the Upper Big Branch Coal Miners

Holy Creator God,

We turn our hearts to you, Emmanuel, God-with-us, as we think about those who have lost their lives in West Virginia.

We pray for the Upper Big Branch “29” and their loved ones in this tragic loss.

As our earth is fragile, so are our hearts. And we give you these fragile places, and ask for solid intimations of your love, healing, presence and grace – especially in times like these.

Send your Holy Comforter to be present to touch and heal in all such fragile places.

In Christ name we pray,


– Rev. Rob Mark of the Eco-Stewards Program Steering Committee