Friday, January 29, 2010

Pray for the people of Haiti

A friend of mine posted this prayer on her facebook page and I hope she doesn't mind me sharing it here.

Lord, I just want to say THANK YOU, because this morning I woke up and knew
where my children were. Because this morning my home was still standing, because
this morning I am not crying because my husband, my child, my brother or sister
needs to be pulled out from underneath a pile of concrete, because this morning
I was able to drink a glass of water, because this morning I was able to turn on
the light, because this morning I was able to take a shower, because this
morning I was not planning a funeral, but most of all I thank you this morning
because I still have life and a voice to cry out for the people of Haiti. Lord
I cry out to you, the one that makes the impossible, possible, the one that
turns darkness in to light, I cry out that you give those mothers strength, that
you give them peace that surpasses all understanding, that you may open the
streets so that help can come, that you may provide doctors, nurses, food,
water, and all that they need in a blink of an eye. For all those that have lost
family members, give them peace, give them hope, give them courage to continue
to go on! Protect the children and shield them with your power. I pray all this
in the name of Jesus.

I'm going through a Beth Moore study called Believing God right now and in this study Beth uses five statements of faith to remind us when we're faced with adversity or trials: God is who He says He is, He can do what He says He can do, I am who He says I am, I can do all things through Christ, and His Word is alive and active in me. After I read this prayer those five statements ran through my mind. I'm taking God at His word. He hears our prayers and answers us. Won't you please pray with me for the people in Haiti and actively, continuously believe that God will restore this nation as a nation under His holy name?

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