we pray for the crew of the Aurora Australis,
stranded in Antarctica. We are thankful no one seems to be in imminent danger,
despite the hull of the ship being breached and the surrounding 80-MPH blizzard
winds. We pray for weather conditions to ease so the ship’s occupants
can be safely transferred to nearby Mawson Station. We ask that the transfer go
smoothly, that no one will be injured, that people will stay calm and help each
other. We pray for the process of testing the vessel’s seaworthiness to be
effective and safe, so no one will be at risk once the vessel is sent to sea again.
And we pray for the 30 expeditioners to be safely picked up from the Davis research
base, despite their pickup vessel becoming stranded. Help them return to
Australia without harm. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.