Prayers for Evangelical Believers:
A Prayer for the Survivors of Hurricane Katrina
by Ed Vasicek
It is hard to believe that yet another great disaster is upon us. Some have labeled hurricane Katrina our "Tsunami" as we Americans once again are forced to remember that we are as vulnerable as the rest who share our world.
Perhaps hundreds perished as the winds ripped and the waters flooded cities and towns. Father, we know this world is cursed, and that natural disasters are part of that curse. Lord, we know You have a master plan that makes sense of these things, even though we confess we are clueless. Your ways are higher than our ways, and we know that, in the end, a greater good will come about, a good that could not be were it not for the tragic events of history. We trust You as the holy, good, and sovereign Lord—even though we do not understand many of Your ways.
And so, Lord, we take Your hand and ask You to help our people through this tragedy. Minister grace to the rescue workers; guide our leaders and the individuals who make up our relief agencies. Provide them with what they need to get the job done. We pray that You might use them to preserve many lives.
Comfort the grieving as they mourn their dead; help them during the trauma of what seems to be an unbelievable nightmare. Others have lost homes, businesses and irreplaceable possessions. In time, help them to rebuild their lives and limp along as they lean upon You.
And so, Lord, once again we cast ourselves upon You, recognizing that You created us for more than this life, for we pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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