September 7, 2017

A Prayer for Hurricane Irma Victims

1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

A heavy heart does not prevent us from approaching God with our petitions. Nor does a heavy heart limit the power of prayer. I admit it’s discouraging to confront yet another catastrophic storm  for the second week in a row. Even so, we praise the Creator of Heaven and Earth for listening and answering his children’s appeals for safety and peace.  That is why I lift up another personal prayer to the Lord. This time, we pray for all those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Almighty God,

It’s tempting to cry out “Not now! Not another storm!” But as many frustrations wander our minds while watching Hurricane Irma grow in strength and etch closer to our coasts, still we humble ourselves before your will. We ask for your shelter in yet another storm.

We appeal to you to divert this storm back out to sea. But already it has caused absolute tragedy and devastation for our Caribbean neighbors. Grant peace to the families of the ten precious lives reported lost thus far. Heal their loved ones’ broken hearts. Rescue those men, women, and children still stranded by the rain waters.

Lives are still at risk as the storm approaches Florida’s coastline. Please give courage and wisdom to those working to board up house windows, pack precious belongings, and decision-making on behalf of their families. Thank you for the local clergy and lay leaders who will minister to affected communities. Grant energy and wisdom as your servants meet their neighbors’ physical and spiritual needs.

Help us think of others before ourselves. Shield us from apathy when our ears hear news of more flooding, demolished homes, devastated families, exhausted rescue crews, and lost lives. As the waters recede, stir our hearts and mobilize our efforts to tackle destruction and devastation at home and abroad.

Show us once again how to lovingly and justly respond to the victims of a catastrophe.

Amen.

Dear readers, please consider leaving your own prayers and thoughts for victims of Hurricane Irma in the comment section below. 


35 Responses to A Prayer for Hurricane Irma Victims

  1. Lalita says:

    I am praying with you . Micah 7:7 , We may never understand His wisdom , but we simply have to trust His will for our lives . He will never leave us nor He will forsake us .

  2. Chavely says:

    May we stay humble in this time of need and always pray for the best.

  3. Carmen Rojas says:

    Prayers and thoughts for everyone Amen. 🙏🏼

  4. Jesus wants to hear your prayer request for you and your family and for all Hurricane Irma Victims. Here is a prayer taken from my personal call for help I prayed May 21, 2017 when experiencing a critical death issue called Sepsis Shock.

    “Dear Jesus I pray that you free me from this life threatening situation (be specific, you call it Hurricane Irma and what ever you and your family needs). I have sworn my loyalty to you and given you my life based on your personal request. I have made you my personal savior and I need you now! This is a serious call for help. Please take charge of the Irma Hurricane and help guide me to select the evacuation plan most likely to keep me and my family safe.” In Jesus name I pray.

  5. May god bless you and keep you safe, your in my prayers.

  6. Crystal Chang says:

    Praying all week for the people of Florida and all other states affected by Irma.. God will send His Angels to give strength and I pray Gods Mighty hands will turn this storm out to sea and if He does not I pray His people will spread the love of Jesus throughout the land and any lost will find Him!

  7. Crystal Chang says:

    Praying all week for the people of Florida and all other states affected by Irma.. God will send His Angels to give strength and I pray Gods people will spread His love and any lost will find Him!

  8. Brandon says:

    I pray for you all… I am so sorry that this happened.

  9. Paula says:

    Please Almighty father protect Angela and her family in Naples.
    She has CF and she is a wonderful mother.
    Keep them safe and give them strength during these hurricanes.
    Please protect my Mother too
    AMEN

  10. Hallo friends. I have to say we are rapidly approaching the end times and no matter what comes before us, we have to stand firm in our faith that regardless God foretold these events and no matter what ” We as believers have to believe this all will pass and we will never cry or fear anything in the end ” God and His Word are as the the only true thing in this world. Amen.

  11. Emmanuel says:

    Lord almighty please spare the people of disaster. Please have mercy and protect them during the storm. Please forgive all your children including me. In your name we pray.

  12. Jim herold says:

    May God bless all the people of southern Florida as hurricane Irma comes on land to destroy what you all have arrived so hard to build. But remember, that even though some things may not be able to be replaced, like photos, it’s better to loose those than your own life trying to save them.

  13. Dawn says:

    Dear God,

    I come to you in prayer to ask you to please watch over all of the people who will be affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida and on the Coast as the storm moves through. I pray for those who had to make some hard decisions on what was best for their life on whether to ride the storm out with their families or if they could evacuate as advised We know there are many who could not evacuate. We are worried and concerned for everyone involved in this storm. I pray for each and every persons safety. I pray for the fear of destruction they will encounter. I pray that you save innocent lives from this storm. I ask you in all my faith to let this storm decrease in power and strength. To let the wind and rain decrease. To not people lose loved ones as we saw in Hurricane Harvey. I pray for those who are lost and scared. Open their eyes and hearts to you Lord. I pray you have mercy on all of these cities who will lose power and maybe under large surges of water. Bless those who don’t know you by showing your almighty power. Please hear the cries of your people Lord. Have mercy on each and every person Lord. I pray all of this in your Holy name Jesus and all of the people say Amen!

  14. Reynolds says:

    Lord hear our prayer

  15. Lorene Walker says:

    Dear God, I know that you are in control of everything, I ask that you Calm the Atomsphere and give all in Irma path a peace of mind during this ordeal.

  16. Anne says:

    Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words for what this horrible hurricane is doing. God bless those who already Irma hit and please God Bless us in Florida as we await this monster of a storm. Thank you!

  17. Cheryl says:

    Father God I come to you as your humble child and ask you to please protect and shield my loved ones and others in the path of this awful hurricane. I praise your holy name and I thank you for your protection. In Jesus holy name I ask these things, AMEN…God be with us all, always

  18. katharine Bray says:

    I have been Praying for the victims and the states effected by these storms . Even though I live in AZ and my family is safe its still lays heavy on my heart .
    I always recall Jesus saying Fear Not ! he has repeated this over 30 times in the scriptures . be not afraid !! fear not
    All things are possible with our God .

  19. Vicky says:

    Dear Jesus I pray that you free my family from this life threatening situation, Hurricane Irma and provide safety to my son and wisdom during this time. Lord God I beg of you to watch over my son Antonio and his wife. Please Lord Jesus keep the water surge away from the inland. Protect your people and have mercy on those who chose to stay. I have sworn my loyalty to you and given you my life based on my love for you Jesus. I have made you my personal savior and I need you now! This is a serious call for help. Please take charge of the Irma Hurricane and help my son and family members choose the best evacuation plan most likely to keep them all alive and safe.” In Jesus name I pray.

  20. Vicky says:

    Dear Jesus I pray that you free my family from this life threatening situation, Hurricane Irma and provide safety to my son and wisdom during this time. Please Lord Jesus keep the water surge away from the inland. Protect your people and have mercy on those who chose to stay. I have sworn my loyalty to you and given you my life based on my love for you Jesus. I have made you my personal savior and I need you now! This is a serious call for help. Please take charge of the Irma Hurricane and help my son and family members choose the best evacuation plan most likely to keep them all alive and safe.” In Jesus name I pray.

  21. Liz says:

    May our Lord Jesus help all victims of hurricanes. I’ll be praying everyday. In God I trust. Pray, pray, pray. If God is for us who can be against us.

  22. Donna says:

    Before this hurricane came I lost some of my faith ,found a place of faith to return to right before this trip to Florida,this helps me realize how much we all need God in our life ,may he take care of the ones who lost someone,and I pray for all of us who are waiting for Irma to come through

  23. Dolores says:

    In the name of the lord there for them which I know you are this be over soon eveRyan one be safe in the name of the lord my prayers be with them

  24. Stephanie says:

    Please Lord, reach out your venerable hand and still the waters. Watch over and provide for your most vulnerable creatures, for it is they who need you the most. Be with those struck down by the winds and the rain, especially those who had so little to start with…may they be rich in spirit and faith. I pray also for all the people affected by the earthquake in Mexico and neighbouring areas. Please send in much needed resources and provide for those who are in the most isolated places of destruction…guide relief efforts with your light, Lord. Amen.

  25. J Philips says:

    Praying day and night for my family and friends back home in Florida. Hoping that Irma bounces away after hitting the south.

  26. Debra Dudley says:

    To all in the path of Irma. May God be with you all. My prayers are with all families that they made the right decision especially if they could not evacuate.

  27. farzana sultana says:

    Praying for florida. Hope my family and people in Florida will be safe.

  28. Tracy says:

    I just pray that God Calms the storms and I pray that all people are kept safe from harm and I pray that God gives them peace and strength in Jesus Name I pray amen

  29. Christina Tornérhielm says:

    I am praying and I am sorry this happened. Stay safe and listen and follow directions.

  30. Angela M Roth says:

    Lord, please give strength and FAITH to all those affected by this hurricane and that that had already left destruction in Texas. I pray for a very special family very close to my heart and everyone else in Florida who are in fear as they wait for the unknown. May they trust in You. Take them into your loving arms and hold them tight to see this through. Amen

  31. Champa says:

    For his anger is for a moment. His favour is for life. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

    My dear brothers and sisters along the hurricane path. Always keep hoping for a miracle in every situation. God is miraculous he can changed situations. Even though things are looking bad always try to delete or block the bad or negative and put positive thoughts in our hearts. Love, peace, faith and hope. Amen.

  32. Champa says:

    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14

    Dear borthers and sisters or the hurricane victims and along its path, its not too late please ask for forgiveness and a miracle to calmed the situations. In the name of Jesus I prayed that the situations subside and everything returns to normal. With hope, faith, peace and love in Jesus name. Amen.

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