Lifting up prayers for Texas and beyond

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, September 4, 2017.

After initial news reports about hurricane Harvey, I checked in with a friend from Houston to see if she was OK and to let her know that she and her family were in my thoughts and prayers. She responded that they were fine, but added: “Keep praying. It’s working.”

How do you pray following the effects of a massive flood? Many biblical characters acknowledged the power of prayer to deliver them from the impact of catastrophic events. Their knowledge of God’s omnipotence and omnipresence enabled them to see their safety in God.

We can feel paralyzed in the wake of extreme weather events if we think that there is nothing we can do to help. But no matter where we live, our prayers to see God as the supreme power, as only good, and as loving and caring for creation at all times, can effectively help our brothers and sisters rise above seemingly overwhelming circumstances in trouble spots around the world.

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October 9, 2017

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