Right now there is a mother crying for a child she will never hold again.
There is a family homeless.
A child starving and sickly.
Right now someone is holding the hand of another who is old and ailing.
Sickness runs rampart and hearts are torn by diseases and diagnosis.
Right now, there are people waking up scared and in the dark and all that they have and who they have has been torn away in rising flood waters and swirling, catastrophic winds.
Someone, right now, is alone and afraid.
We awake to this: to a world that's wounded and heartbroken.
And what we believe we can do right now may seem to us as small and insignificant, but prayer can repair hearts and build homes and heal the hurted and reunite the lost and give light to the dark and comfort the grieving.
Prayer is the power of God manifested here on earth.
And He's waiting to unlock it and all it takes is an opening of the mouth from His people who reveal sincere hearts and trust in His will that He will answer according to His purpose.
We awake and rest in His name.
That He is the Father who unconditionally loves His children and that His heart breaks with the broken and aches with the ailing and we pray for His peace to consume all the worried and wounded, that His strength will heal all the suffering and hurting.
We pray, Amen.
Here are some organizations who are doing diaster relief for those affected by hurricane matthew:
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Psalm 46:1-2 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”