Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pray for Oklahoma

Photo credit @lecrae
Yesterday, Oklahoma was struck with possibly the worst tornado in the history of the state. The city Moore, Oklahoma--just outside Oklahoma City--was hit the hardest. Entire blocks of the city are decimated, nearly the entire city leveled with the carnage of debris. At least 51 people were killed by the tornado; 20 of them were children. Countless families and lives have been devastated by this disaster, and they need our prayers--now more than ever. Why prayers? Prayer opens doors and overturns stones. Prayer communicates with the Spirit and prompts Him to move. Prayer breaks down boundaries and rips open strongholds. Prayer works into the unseen--the root of the problem--and manifests into what is seen--the result. Prayer gives power and strength, conviction and guidance, love and mercy.
Don't get me wrong: Physical needs are crazy important, and if you have the opportunity to supply any of these victims with any of the resources they need physically, I would personally encourage you to do so. But if for whatever reason, physical aid is not an option for you, then spiritual help if just as powerful, if not more. I urge you guys to pray for these people when you can. They need it. Even if people think you're wasting time, call you stupid or ignorant or whatever, I think the well-being of one person who has lost everything is worth much more than what a few people of negatively biased opinion think. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. Let's use it to lift up our hurting and grieving neighbors in Oklahoma.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. - {Matthew 5:4}

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. - {Psalm 34:18}

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. . . . - {Revelation 21:4}

For more information on the tornado and Moore, check out here, here and here.

God bless!

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