Prayer for flood victims

Harriet Schupp and Tony Lobl

As news of flooding rips through the world and stories of destruction overflow the news, there’s much strength in the Psalmist’s statement: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Unusual weather patterns that have inundated some countries with rain and left others suffering from drought show that our prayers are needed. In this live chat, Christian Science practitioners Harriet Schupp and Tony Lobl remind us not to be overcome by the news reports but to turn to God for guidance when severe or unusual weather would make us fearful or discouraged. They tell us to shift our perspective from fear of a flood and its aftermath to knowing that we are forever in an “ark” of safety and under God’s care . In God’s government, He is always in control—not the weather.

Schupp and Lobl share personal stories about conquering fear of floods and recognizing the upsurge of community compassion in the aftermath. Reaffirming our spiritual view of home—living in God and not worrying about material objects—secures our safety and alleviates fear.

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