Prayers for Louisiana and beyond

“Prayer is not asking.
Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God,
at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”

Mother Teresa

This is a picture of my cousin’s home in Lake Charles, Louisiana yesterday morning following Laura’s landfall.
There was a tornado that was a sinister calling card prior to the hurricane’s arrival.

They had thankfully heeded the warnings and evacuated.

They are not yet been allowed back into the neighborhood.

I want to focus prayers to those in Louisiana and Texas, as well as to the other
states and their communities, that will be affected by this storm.

Things like this just seem to trump senseless violence, rioting, and looting…
but that’s just me thinking out loud.

Heavenly Father, I am your humble servant,
I come before you today in need of hope.
There are times when I feel helpless,
There are times when I feel weak.
I pray for hope.
I need hope for a better future.
I need hope for a better life.
I need hope for love and kindness.
Some say that the sky is at it’s
darkest just before the light.
I pray that this is true, for all seems dark.
I need your light, Lord, in every way.
I pray to be filled with your light from
head to toe. To bask in your glory.
To know that all is right in the world,
as you have planned, and as you want
it to be.
Help me to walk in your light, and live
my life in faith and glory.
In your name, I pray,
Amen.

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25 comments on “Prayers for Louisiana and beyond

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I have been thinking of my times in that area. My wife and I spent our wedding night there before we went to Walt Disney World for our honeymoon. Think luau and fireworks more than the Magic Kingdom, but we liked that too.

  2. Tricia says:

    Wow, what devastation! I”m glad your relatives are ok though. Yes, more important things in life than this perpetual rioting and crying over……what? I’m still unsure.

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Joining you with uplifted prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    So glad your family is safe. God still controls everything, even the weather. Our prayers will be heard if we offer them, because God has a plan even in destruction just like this. I’m praying for all who endured being replaced during these storms. It seems like the world is falling apart. One of our directors at the theatre tested positive for covid19. My group of four has been meeting with him once a week for the last three weeks.

  5. Protection, recovery, provisions, necessities, . This is what we were given after a fire stole our possessions and part of our house years ago. We recovered some.

    On Friday, August 28, 2020, cookiecrumbstoliveby wrote:

    > Julie (aka Cookie) posted: ““Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting > oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice > in the depth of our hearts.” Mother Teresa This is a picture of my cousin’s > home in Lake Charles, Louisiana yesterday morning” >

    • Thank you Cathy— I know deep down they know this— try to save what one can then begin anew— Its just that in their 70’s, starting over wasn’t on the radar— but I know there will be blessings!

  6. oneta hayes says:

    Wow, takes on a more personal face when you know someone, or even when you know someone who knows someone. I’m sorry. Hope it works to their benefit.

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