Advisory | Pray in “One Voice” for Harvey Survivors

Aware

As we approach September 11, 2017, the 16th anniversary of another brutal attack on our nation filled with heart wrenching pain and soul searching, where are we? Threats both manmade and natural abound and chaos is palpable. In the words of Ezekiel, have we depended on our own strength having “forgotten our shame” and collectively turned our backs on God? Faced with the “epic proportional damages” of Hurricane Harvey is God graciously giving us yet another opportunity to turn back to Him, as did our Biblical fathers before us? God help us to plead for His mercy and seek His wisdom and guidance for such a time as this!

As with former U.S. Presidents since our nation’s founding, President Donald Trump proclaimed Sunday, September 3, 2017 a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey. He stated: “I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in ONE VOICE of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist the suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.” Read the full proclamation >>

With humility before God, our President is calling upon all Americans regardless of religion and creed to come together with “one voice” in harmony beseeching the mercies of our Lord on behalf of those who have survived, for those who are serving, and for those who are in need with a collective transformation of our nation’s “heart” to turn to God, not to lean on our own understanding or our own strength.

Ready

Take heed of God’s gracious warning, once again with Hurricane Harvey. “Be ready to give an answer for the Hope of Christ within you.” (I Peter 3:15) 

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Pray

  • With your family, friends, and church raising our voices in harmony making our requests known.  “So that with ONE VOICE you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:6) 
  • With humble adoration and confidence in Our Lord Jesus Christ who will bring relief and comfort to those who are grieving, hurting and still in crisis. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 45:1)
  • With thankfulness for the national response and recovery efforts that demonstrate the true heart of the American people who are demonstrating a spirit of: “Love Thy Neighbor as thyself” (Mathew 22:36)
  • With humble repentance on behalf of our nation having collectively turned its back on God without shame. (Ezekiel 16: 53-63)
  • With agreement as rebuilding commences it will be done with the wisdom of God not men. “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” (Psalm 127:1)

“In God We Trust”