Saturday, November 3, 2012

Praying for the Victims of Sandy

As the days go on and people pick through the rubbles of their belongings the reality starts to set in of the destruction and loss.

        Some are finding that;
  •  Insurance premiums that have been faithfully paid have controversial claim clauses  
  •  FEMA is a blessing and a curse. Small interest loans..... which require paperwork & patience. 
  • The world revolves around Manhattan and you may or may not receive the help you need.
  • The generators they bought are useless without gasoline.
  • Water is sacred resource.
  • Food may be a fighting point with a neighbor. 
  •  Kindness still exists among strangers
  •  Comfort is found from civic leaders.
  • They may need to relocate, leaving the towns they lived in their whole lives.
  • They are facing funeral arrangements.
As we sit from our comfortable homes in the Midwest, the south, the west all across the US and we watch our brothers and sisters in need we need to do what we can.
     But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? IJn 3:1
How can you help?
  • Pray
  • Go to New York or New Jersey
  • Send resources through a respected group that is going to New York
  • Give Blood
  • Start a food drive, blanket drive, coat drive.....
  • Provide a hug or listening ear to someone that is going through this.
We here at Rachel's Heart are going to do what we know to do and that is to pray:

Father God we ask you to wrap your arms around our brothers and sisters that are facing these monumental problems. We ask you to make a way for them to come upon the resources needed to provide food, shelter water, warmth and any other needs. We pray Father for all of the families that have lost loved ones in the storm that you provide them with comfort and peace. We pray Father for restoration of the land, the homes the families, the electricity, the businesses. We pray Lord that if the winds have scattered families from their homelands that you direct their paths as you seem fit. We pray Lord that you give the weary.. rest, the brokenhearted... peace, the devastated... hope. As we heard in the sermon we are cast down....but not destroyed.

       We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; II Co 4:8 &9
We thank you Father that we can lift our heads, lift our hands and lift our hearts and praise you in the storm. In Jesus name we pray. Amen


  1. As this world enters in the Judgment of God I’m Praying for his shield and protection of the righteous and unrighteous as humans we have emotions and feel despair its okay to be afraid, nervous. Pray always even when there is no storm, (“not just talking about the weather”) when your health, finances, Family is fine; it’s so easy to miss praying, But when the” storm” comes, everyone prays, we should never forget God. God has a way of getting our attention we must trust him and only him,please everyone let us help our brothers/sisters in need. May God Bless Everyone is my prayers.

    Remember this: In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.2 Samuel 22:7

    Blessing to all take Jesus with you, Hallelujah!
    Thank you Heidi praying always for you and Pastor Paul

  2. thank you for listing some of the more immediate things (need drives) that can be considered in a crisis moment.