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A powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia today. The waves killed at least 113 people and scores more are missing.

Indonesia suffered a second major natural disaster today when Mount Merapi, the country’s most volatile volcano erupted. Scientists had warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years. At least 20 people were injured by hot ash spewed from the eruption.

“God, we pray for Indonesia dealing with the wake of three natural disasters. Settle the fears of people. Give wisdom and strength to officials working on relief and rescue efforts. Settle the forces of nature itself. You are God. There is no other. Be the Lord of Indonesia and use these events to shine a light on your intent for this nation and her people.”

 

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