Prayer for Houston

As this video shows, Houston, Texas, was dealt a devastating blow by Hurricane Harvey. To everyone affected, our hearts and prayers go out to you. To those of us viewing these pictures from outside and hearing obout the struggle people are going through, we recognise that our attempt to convey comfort through words seems so inadequate at this time. We can just send our love and pray that somehow you will find the strength to come through this.

Please continue to pray for the people of this 4th largest city in the USA as they come to terms with their loss, and face the task of recovery for the future.

Below is comment and prayer from John Stonehouse of the Colson Center

“The images coming from Houston, south Texas, and Louisiana are absolutely staggering. We must pray for them, that God would protect those in danger. That He would provide shelter, clothing, and food to all those in need. Pray for the police, firefighters, the National Guard, and all the volunteers. Pray for local and state and federal officials that are coordinating relief efforts.

And please pray for churches in Houston and the surrounding areas and states, that they’ll do what Christians throughout history have always done in the face of disaster—run into it, and not away from it.

Even now, let’s pray: God of compassion, You hear the cries of all those who are in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by storms and flooding: strengthen them in their hour of need, grant them perseverance and courage to face the future and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”