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.

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