by Rev. Vance Haywood • Friday, August 28, 2020
Hurricane Laura has wreaked havoc over the past 36 hours on numerous states and has left many, particularly in southwest Louisiana, in devastation.
“It looks like a war zone,” “I’ve lost everything,” “I don’t know where we will go. All of the homes, housing, and hotels are damaged,” “Where will my children sleep?” – These are just some of the cries and questions that I have heard over these last 24 hours since day broke yesterday on the catastrophic damage that was left behind.
I invite you to join me in prayer as we lift up those impacted by this storm including my parents, siblings, and their children.
Oh God of Love, God of Peace, pour out your peace right now even in the midst of struggle, pain, grief, and loss. The peace that you provide truly does surpass our human understanding. We ask for that peace right now on all of those impacted by Hurricane Laura. Shield them with your Love and remind them throughout each day that they are not alone. Show them your face in and through the angels around them. Reveal yourself to them in the people around them. Show us how we are called to be your healing presence in a hurting world. This we pray in your many names and in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus Christ, Amen.