Prayer for Oklahoma Families

prayer for Oklahoma familiesFather in Heaven,

Families were torn apart this past week when a tornado ripped through their homes and devastated their lives.

Parents lost children. I can’t imagine the sorrow and pain they face now, but you know, and you care.

Lord, bring them comfort.

Help them to know their children are your children too, and that you hold them in your arms, safe and secure in a place where there is no more sorrow or fear.

These same parents are having to now rebuild their homes, and their lives. Be their foundation as they build. Be their cornerstone, and their strong tower.

And as they rebuild, let them find rest and hope beneath the shadow of your wing.

Children lost parents. From one day to the next, their world has become a frightening and unsure place.

Father, they are your children, and you care for them like no other. Give them comfort and draw them near.

Let angels be at their side, so close they can feel them and know they are not alone.

As they try to make sense of their world, let them see through your eyes, and help them know there is a home beyond this one, a forever home, where they will be together again.

Pour grace, hope, and love into each life affected by this tragedy as only you can. Grace that grows greater and stronger than the deepest sorrow. Hope that sees beyond the rubble of today. And love, your love, that lasts forever. It goes beyond the temporary separation of death by entwining each life with your golden strands of love that will never be severed or broken.

In the name of Jesus, who took time for the children and said that the Father’s kingdom is made up of ones like them, be with your children — young and old — and help them find hope and healing in your arms.

Amen.

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About Bonita Jewel

I'm a freelance writer and editor, a mother of three wonderful kids, and a college student working towards a degree in English. (Watch me misspell something now.) I lived in India for 12 years, having felt a call to serve God and mankind there. It was a wonderful home, a place where I learned so many things about life, love, and humanity. A few years ago, I rediscovered a passion for writing and since then, have started five blogs (due to my inability to focus on only one topic). I have the outlines to about 45 novels in my mind, and about 25 non-fiction books. I recently completed my first novel and am hoping that something exciting and wonderful will come of it. Would love to hear from anyone who took the time to read this. :) Blessings on you and those you love.

Posted on May 23, 2013, in heartache and hope, Prayers, Praying, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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