4. Prayer for Personally Experiencing a Natural Disaster
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God, I am at the mercy of the wind and the waves. I have seen terrible acts of nature and feel helpless, out of control, and in great need of comfort and peace.
Right now, I need encouragement and rest that I know can only come from you. Remind me of what the prophet Isaiah says in Isaiah 54:11-12, that no matter what natural disasters I may experience, that you have the power to help me heal and rebuild.
Remind me of Job and how he experienced a great deal of suffering. And yet, you did not leave him. In the end, you restored him and made his cup overflow with blessings and joy.
For now, I need you to sit beside me and wait with me as I get well and recover. I know that healing doesn’t always come immediately, but that you will continue to bless, comfort, and restore me until I can stand again.
I pray for those around me who have also been affected. As I recover, open my eyes to how I can be a light and help others in the midst of this tragedy. Let them see you through me, and I pray for your guiding hands over the relief efforts that are coming into my city.
“Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with lapis lazuli. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.”
Remember, through any natural disaster, knowing this about your faith will sustain you:
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