We are broken before you as we watch the devastation in Texas. As we see our loved ones suffering, losing everything, Lord we fall on our knees before you and weep for them. Heavenly father, please surround them with your peace. Only your peace can break through the suffering and heartache. Only your peace can calm the anxious spirit. Only your peace can calm the storm inside even as it rages outside.
Lord, thank you for the stories of hope, the stories of help in the news. Thank you for showing us that this is what humanity is really about, that we are for each other and not against each other. Lord, thank you.
We boldly ask for you to calm the storms, the rain and recede the waters. Please, Lord.
Thank you that you walk with us in the midst of suffering. Thank you that you never leave our side when we can’t find the will to move forward. Lord, thank you that you hear the prayer of our hearts even when we have no words. You are here. You are near.
We hold on to the promises in your Word. We hold on to the hope that this is not the end. We hold on to the hope that better days are coming. We hold on to the hope that this too shall pass. Thank you for this hope.
Trembling and weary we walk forward knowing that you are our strength. That it is all the strength we need.