Do words ever elude you when you pray? Like, you know you should pray, but you don’t know how to begin addressing a horrible calamity such as Hurricane Harvey? The loss people have suffered and the pain they endure can leave me speechless.
Aside from a lack of words, I also encounter a measure of guilt sometimes, thinking I should be doing something … something more significant than praying. That oppressive thought assailed me recently as I attempted to pray for hurricane victims, but the Lord countered it with this general idea: what about praying for specific groups of people day by day?
The Holy Spirit opened my mouth at that moment, and I was able to pray for the men, the husbands and fathers, who are living through this nightmare. God ignited my mind with requests on their behalf—requests that poured out of me and left me with a sense of effectiveness.
All I did was pray. Yet I’m convinced God hears the prayers of His people, and He answers. I can’t travel to Texas or Louisiana. I’m limited with what I can contribute materially to those who’ve lost so much. But I can pray, and I’d love for you to join me.
Since September 1, God has enabled me to pray for the men, the women, and the teen victims of Hurricane Harvey. He’s led me to put together a prayer calendar and offer it to you. It’s brief and simple. Yet when we unite ourselves in prayer for others, God responds. He will bring good out of this tragedy as we “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).
On this National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims, please commit to praying each day for those directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Feel free to print my prayer calendar and share it with friends. Thank you for joining with me at this critical time for our nation.
In Christ’s Love,