Prayers for Recovery

prayerThis past week has been heartbreaking as the hurricane hit Houston and the surrounding areas. So much loss and devastation for so many.

Last time I talked about our nation needing prayer. Tomorrow has been declared a day of prayer. For those who can’t volunteer or give money, as I said before we can pray.

My hope has been renewed by some of the stories I have heard. In addition of so many people taking their boats to the area to help or helping others by making human chains to cross the waters, the story of the athletes collecting money was amazing. If you haven’t read about J.J. Watt’s fundraiser YouCaring.com , you need to do it. It will fill you with hope.

The other agencies helping are too many to list. That fact makes me happy.

Many stories show the goodness of people. I am glad they put their differences aside. No political parties, no holding grudges, just people helping people in need. That’s what God wanted us to do.

These pictures bring back memories of what happened to our community in the flood of 1972. I didn’t lose my home, but the water in the creek behind our mobile home almost overflowed. Our business was hit hard because it was in downtown Elmira. The city did rebuild. The memories don’t go away and I feel for the people in Houston. I do know.

Tomorrow is a day of prayer for them. I will be praying that the help will continue to pour in for as long as it takes and everyone who needs it will receive it in a timely manner.

Let’s pray America!

 

About Linda Buice

I am a retired elementary teacher. I am an avid reader and am pursuing a Christian writing career. My faith and family are extremely important to me. My thoughts on this blog are meant to encourage others in their later years.
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