It’s so easy to see footage of the devastation in the Philippines, feel sad for the people affected, and then carry on without another thought or action. I do this on a regular basis with so many things in life. Granted, none of us can reach out to every tragic situation in our broken world, but we can and should to some.
I’m launching a very simple project: 10 Days of Prayer for the Philippines. For the next ten days, I’ll post a short passage of Scripture and a simple prayer for a group of people whose lives have been turned upside down. Please join me if you’d like to!
10 Days of Prayer for the Philippines
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and maidens together, old men and children! Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven. (Psalm 148:7-13)
Lord, we know that You are sovereign over everything in life, including the weather and natural disasters. Thank You that nothing is outside of Your perfect plan, even though we don’t always understand that plan. We pray for the thousands of Filipino people who have been devastated by the recent typhoon and ask that You would be watching over and caring for each one. Today we specifically pray for children who have been separated from or lost their parents. Comfort their little hearts and guide them to safe places where they can find food and shelter. Please help them to cross paths with familiar faces and find some sense of security in the midst of the chaos. Most of all, we pray that You would give these little ones the perfect peace that can only found in knowing You, Jesus, as their personal Savior.