Prayers for the South…

Mississippi Tornado Damage

On April 24th, 2010, just a few days back,  a raging storm system swept across the South killing people and destroying towns; particularly in Mississippi where 50 miles worth of homes, farms, and businesses were completely wiped out.

People dove for their tubs, their closets, their hallways, anywhere sturdy, when they heard the thunderous tornadoes approaching.  In the small town of Yazoo, MI, customers and workers at a local steak house crammed into a walk-in freezer as the restaurant exploded around them.  Fortunately most people along the storm front survived to tell their tales,  and to thank thier God for saving their lives, but 12 precious lives did not.

Click on the pic above for more information, then come on back here to pray for the storm-damaged South.

“Father, this isn’t news to You, but WE NEED YOU!! Not just every hour like in the famous hymn, but every minute, in good weather and bad, and ESPECIALLY in the storms.  We need, need, need you!  Thank you that You are here.

Oh Father, without faith it is impossible to please You, the Bible says. (Hebrews 11:6)  And anyone coming to You must believe that You exist, and that You reward those who earnestly seek You.   I am earnestly seeking You now on behalf of all the people in the southern states who lived or worked in the paths of those tornadoes.  Please help them.

Father, the Bible says that to know You is to have eternal life. (John 17:3)   Please may any of the survivors who don’t know You please come to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You sent to us.

You are the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3)  Please comfort those who lost loved ones in the storms, or who lost their houses, or their business, or ALL of the above.

Father, You are love.  (1 John 4:8)  May the survivors all pull together and love one another and help one another in these hard times.  May there be LOTS of stories to tell and testimonies to give about all the good that came out of these storms because You helped them and showed that You were with them in the storm.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

Do You know the One who calmed a storm?  You can read about it here.  His name is Jesus.  Click on the pic below to meet Him:

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1