This storm preparation and protection prayer can be used for those facing storms such as hurricanes,tornadoes and floods.
Storm Preparation and Protection Prayer
Dear God of all creation, we come to you today praying your help and protection for those who in the path of a storm.
As the storm approaches, we pray that you will give those in its path the information they need to prepare themselves and their families. Give them the gifts of wisdom and discernment to know what they need to do to protect themselves and their families. Help them lay aside all thoughts about things that can be easily be replaced and instead help them focus on preserving those things which cannot be replaced – their safety, their lives, their well being and their health.
For those upon whom a storm comes with little warning, we pray your split second guidance and timing so that their actions might be effective and protective. Guide them with your light to a place of shelter and refuge and send your angels to hover over them until the storm passes.
For those who need to evacuate an area where a storm might hit, we pray safe passage, patience and endurance. Please provide the things they need for the journey. Give them a dependable means of transportation toward safety, a departure route free of obstacles and delays, and a destination that will provide them a place of shelter, care and nourishment while they wait out the storm. Send your heavenly angels and your angels in human form such as police officers, fire fighters, guardsman, relief workers, transportation workers, weather forecasters, news reporters, neighbors, church congregations and public officials who can aid them as they seek and find a place of safety.
We pray for emotional strength for those in the path of the storm. Help them with the stress of assembling emergency supplies, deciding how to protect their property and where to seek shelter. Give them wisdom as they care for frightened children, pets, the elderly and those with medical needs. Give them supernatural power over fear at the prospects of disruption to life, loss and destruction. Help them know that you are with them, that you care and that you will never leave them or forsake them. Remind them of how Jesus slept in a boat during a storm on the Sea of Galilee because He trusted in you. And comfort them with remembering that when Jesus saw the great fear of his disciples because of the terrible storm, Jesus got up and said to the winds and the waves, “Peace be still,” and the wind and the waves obeyed him. (Matthew 8:23-27)
We pray that the path of the storm will be limited in scope and power. We pray that its arrival will be optimally timed according to the conditions of the area to be at a time most favorable for the least effects.
And we claim the following promises from the Bible for all of those in the path of the storm today:
“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.” Isaiah 25:4 NIV
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you: I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not f ear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1,2 NIV
Thank you, God, for hearing our prayer for those in the path of the storm. Protect them, help them, comfort them now and forever after. Amen.
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