Gracious God, you the LORD rule! You are robed in majesty—You are robed, clothed with strength. Yes, he set the world firmly in place; it won’t be shaken. Your throne is set firm for a very long time. You are eternal!
LORD, the floods have raised up– the floods have raised up their voices; the floods raise up a roar! But mightier than the sound of much water, mightier than the sea’s waves, mighty on high is the LORD! (Ps. 93:1-4 CEB)
No place is safer than being near to your heart oh God.
Invitatory Bead: (taken from GuidePosts website- Rick HamlinPosted in Power of Prayer, Oct 29, 2012)
I pray for the safety of those in low-lying areas and the wisdom of our leaders who must make decisions like whom to evacuate and when to close down roads and bridges. I pray for those whose electricity lines are threatened and those who lose power.
I pray for the rescue workers who are on call during a storm and the people who have left their houses, crowding into schools and churches, calling on the good will of their neighbors. I pray there is enough food and water and batteries and flashlights and gas. I pray that roofs hold and sump pumps work. And I pray for peace for all those with frayed nerves. I pray for your grace and mercy.
*I pray people know, “No place is safer than being near to your heart, Oh God.”
But he got up and gave orders to the wind and the violent waves. The storm died down and it was calm. (Lk. 8:24 CEB)
Because he will shelter me in his own dwelling during troubling times; he will hide me in a secret place in his own tent; he will set me up high, safe on a rock. (Ps. 27:5 CEB)
But let all who take refuge in you celebrate. Let them sing out loud forever! Protect them so that all who love your name can rejoice in you. (Ps. 5:11 CEB)
“May God give you…For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”