On Friday, June 29, 2012, a storm raged into the Mid Ohio Valley. While we took cover at a friend’s house, trees were dropping like flies at our house. We came home to no power, a downed tree, and three downed treetops.
We later learned the storm wove a destructive path through almost of all of West Virginia and surrounding states, leaving thousands without power (I still don’t have power).
Trees are down everywhere – on houses, cars, and roads. Help is coming from across the nation.
It’s a real mess.
But, God is a work in the mess. Isn’t that just like Him?
This morning I was listening to Mark Driscoll’s sermon Jesus Builds His Church. Driscoll talked about praying for others. He asked, “Why do you say to another person, ‘I am praying for you.’? Why don’t you just stop and pray for them/with them right then?”
Throughout the storm’s aftermath, I’ve heard myself say or watched myself type that very sentence many times: Praying for you!
As I spent some silent time with God after the sermon, I felt him saying…
What if those working diligently to restore power could see the prayers for them?
What if those injured in the storms could read prayers asking for healing?
What if those who simply want electric restored could know people would like to help them, feed them, give them a reprieve?
We need to share our prayers with and for one another.
Share a Prayer.
Simple, but encouraging.
So, I created a page on Facebook that I hope you’ll “Like” and invite your friends to like.
Most of all, I hope you’ll share a prayer, a need, or a praise on the page’s Wall – keeping us all connected and loving one another.
Mark 12:31 The second is this: “You shall love our neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Today’s Q: What are you praying for today?