” I hold fast to your statues, O Lord… Psalm 118:3a
We gather in prayer across the internet for the families of victims whose lives were taken this week by an armed destroyer storming his way into a Naval Facility with a will to unleash his wrath . Oh God , disaster as struck our land again.
“I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.”
We have seen the anguish and fear upon the faces of survivors.
We know there are wounded still battling to live.
We cry out to YOU Because YOU are the only comfort we know.
Across America, we the people of faith who run to YOU for Refuge are praying for YOURS.
Help us to be a prayer shawl , a covering of love and compassion. for our brothers and sisters.
Wrap up each suffering family with our prayers.
We have no answers.
We do not understand why.
We desperately seek comfort for them.
“Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. ” Matthew 5:4
This is YOUR Word and we claim it for them.
Call others to come alongside them…to walk through this horrific tragedy and the grieving process.
Provide food, counseling , provisions of every kind, framed in love.
Our nation is being shaken to the core by unimaginable catastrophes.
At this same time period we are also crying out against the raging floods in Colorado.
Homes have been swept away and people are unaccounted for so we are asking YOU to cause the floods to cease.
In Jesus’ Name, still the waters. Strengthen the broken people. Minister to them abundantly. If someone somewhere is still hanging on to life and waiting for rescue, send an angel to stand by while the summons goes forth.
God Bless first responders, police men, fire men, National Guard, FBI and good neighbors who have come to both scenes of disaster.
May churches open their doors to those who are now homeless.
In DC, the evil raid is finished.. but fear stalks and unanswered questions remain.
In CO, the flood scenario is still being fought and families are huddled together waiting for news of loved ones.
So we come because we can…and… pray for HOPE, and HELP, Oh God.
“Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”Proverbs 16:20b
As the sun goes down on each day, we pray for rest.
As the sunrises we pray for renewal.
Grief is a street that must be traversed… but may our corporate prayer across this nation be a prayer shawl of caring to cover these who have been crushed by a deluded perpetrator who took deliberately snuffed out lives… and those who found themselves unknowingly in the path of nature’s raging fury.
Loss is loss.
In both places of dangerous consequence, there must be a resolve to begin again.
It is in a purposed faith that we can do so.
“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him. ” Job13:5a
Life does slay us…but we can rise again and find our way to expectancy through YOU.
May stories of amazing grace come forth from these who have endured such crises.
Now we thank YOU that YOU have heard our prayer.
“Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for Himself. The Lord hears when I call to Him.” Psalm 4:3
Together we lift up these in prayer who are in such distress. We pray for healing and restoration as these lives begin to re emerge stronger from these oppressive horrors.
Restore we pray in Jesus’ Name.