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“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

This was part of Paul’s introduction of his second letter to the Corinthians. I felt this scripture was fitting for the situation with Hurricane Florence. It will be a difficult time for many. Losses of property and lives will weigh heavy on those affected. We will probably have flooding up here in the mountains of North Carolina, but nothing like the coastal towns. I pray that those affected will trust in the mercies of God and lean on his ever-present comfort during this time of tribulation. The picture is from the weather channel radar from 5:30 pm eastern standard time on 9/14/2018. It’s a big storm.

Lord, let the storm pass with less damage than expected, preserve lives and property in accordance with your will. Comfort those that lose loved ones and property, strengthen and comfort them. Lord, let all the linemen, emergency workers, volunteer and assistance organizations stay focused, strong, diligent and safe. Bless each person cared for by the hands of friends, neighbors and strangers that endeavor to help. Lord, I also pray that hearts and minds are opened to you and your salvation and grace during and after the storm. I ask all of these things in Jesus name. Amen!

I would also like to share this same sentiment and prayer for those in the path of the super typhoon Mangkhut that is headed towards the Philippines. I pray that God protects you too.

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