Monday, October 29, 2012

Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy

As a native Floridian, I' been through many hurricanes, so I've learned to always be prepared.  I know the people in the storm's path are fearful of the unknown.   If you have someone you would like us to pray for by name, please post your prayer request in the comments section below.

Father,  we pray for the people who will be in the path of Hurricane Sandy.  I pray you will help them in their preparations.  I pray you will protect them from harm and destruction of body and property.

Father, I pray for the first responders who will help in the aftermath.  Protect them, and comfort the families they leave behind as they go out to assist others.  I pray for neighbors to help neighbors and pull together for their communities during this stressful time. 

Give them awareness of your presence, even in times like these.  I pray they will be comforted by the Psalm that you gave me when I went through four back-to-back hurricanes in 2004. 

Psalm 91

 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the
L-rd, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My G-d, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence.

He shall cover you with His feathers,

And under His wings you shall take refuge;

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;

But it shall not come near you.

Only with your eyes shall you look,

And see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the L-rd, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 No evil shall befall you,

Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,

To keep you in all your ways.

12 In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,

The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble;

I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him,

And show him My salvation.”

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