Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Prayer for Puerto Rico during aftermath of two earthquakes

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Lord, today we continue to pray for the people of Puerto Rico who have endured through so much. They have just experienced two significant earthquakes on back-to-back days. The devastation is widespread and overwhelming. Property and infrastructure have been damaged, and lives have been lost. These earthquakes have wreaked further havoc on an island that has still not fully recovered after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit in 2017. Father, we beseech you to intervene. There have been 35 aftershocks – please make them stop. Keep the rocks from colliding and the volcanoes from erupting below the surface. Bring stillness to the land. Heal those who are injured and protect the people from further injury. Give them hope as they cry out to you for help. Grant wisdom to the Puerto Rican leaders and emergency personnel. Provide the necessary resources to sustain everyone. Implore your nations worldwide to lend their support. Father, we ask so much of you. We trust that you will work in mighty ways. Thank you for always being present and for your great compassion. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Prayer contributed by guest prayer blogger Brandi South:

Brandi South resides in Chambersburg, PA, with her husband, their daughter, and their two rescue cats. She is employed at Shippensburg University of PA and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree starting in the fall. Brandi is a member of Grand Point Church in Chambersburg where she enjoys serving on the First Impressions Team as a greeter. Some of her favorite scripture passages are Psalm 25 and Ephesians 2.

1 comment:

  1. Update: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/displaced-earthquake-puerto-ricans-cope-constant-aftershocks-uncertainty-n1116706