Praying for the Gulf
Tonight Luke and I went to eat with some friends from church. On our way home we passed car after car with Louisiana tags and it was all I could do not to burst into tears. Can you imagine cramming all you can fit into your vehicle knowing what you left behind will likely be lost? Somehow, seeing all those evacuees made the seriousness of what they are facing seem so much more real. I want to do something and yet I feel so helpless.
So, in my weakness I thought I’d pray and ask you to do the same. I pray these families are finding refuge, both physically and spiritually. I pray this storm dissipates but if it doesn’t, that those who are affected will not lose heart. I pray we will be God’s hands to those who will need aid – again.
Rachel from A Future Pastor’s Wife has checked in. She and her family have fled the campus of New Orleans Seminary for safety. Again, this becomes so much more real when you can touch real lives who are affected. I’m sure Rachel would appreciate your visits and prayers.
P.S. Go see my friend Fran to see how her church is ministering to over 125 evacuees. Awesome stuff!
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” ~ Psalm 9:9-10
Thank you, Lisa. We need the prayers. But in it all, we know God is in control.
My heart and prayers are with them all.
Oh yes…I’ll be praying. My family is in the direct path of the storm, and are staying this time. They live just west of Lake Pontchartrain. It’s already answered prayer that so many people have heeded the words of the authorities and left early. I will contunie to pray as the storm makes landfall…
Praying Lisa. May God cause many to seek His safety because of this threat.
Yep…I’m praying too.
I can’t seem to think about much else…praying with you!
We were in Lower Alabama this weekend for a horse show. Our hotel began filling up with evacuees. My husband spoke with a military wife who had evacuated with her two children. Her husband is in Iraq and they were forced to leave the base. It made me very sad for her having to handle this alone.
prayers are going up here in our home.
Praying! I can’t even begin to imagine how these people must feel! Kyle has been “called up” on hurricane watch pending what happens with the storm….never a good sign!
p.s…I have a giveaway going on over @ my blog today. you DO remember that I have a blog, right? ha!
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Keep praying, but thanking, too–God is showing great mercy in the midst of this storm!
Praying for them. I can’t even begin to imagine.
You’re right, when you put “real” faces with it, it’s hard. I’m praying for all of these people and am thankful that you put this on your page today. It’s a great reminder that we all are called to reach out and do what we can.
Praying for them!
My in-laws live just outside Baton Rouge and close to Lafayette (you may have seen this town and its damage today on CNN). We were in touch with them last night and some this morning, prior to the storm. We havent’ been able to be in touch with them lately (they stayed home) but will try again soon. Please pray for our family near the big easy.
I can’t even imagine what that is like! We will pray for all of them!
Thanks for the prayers! I live in SE TX and we were very lucky this time but three years ago not so. Hurricane Rita did so much damage, it is still visible today. We were lucky. Only minor damage to our home which we were out of for three weeks. Hurricane season is stressful. I know our belongings are just material things but they are my material things. WE left SE TX early Saturday morning with what we felt was important loaded down in the back of our SUV and headed for higher ground. Tonight I have safely returned to my home. I continue to pray for all that left in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. May the Lord grant them comfort.
Yes! We all need to pray for these people! Great verses!