If Ever We Needed You, Lord…

Precious Lord,

Tonight, I’m just thinking about (and praying for) many loved ones (and yes, even strangers) in the mid-Atlantic.

We are nestled snugly in Central Florida tonight, protected from the chill of our latest cold front.  Tomorrow, it will be in the high fifties here… pretty cold, by our normal standards.

But what about our little mountain retreat in Virginia?  By the time this “historic” storm is over tomorrow, there may be 30 inches of snow on the ground.  Plus gale force winds?

My hometown, Washington DC, and the whole region around it are virtually at a standstill.  All flights into and out of all airports there have been cancelled.

No wonder the forecasters are calling it, “Snowmageddon.”

Oh, Father of compassion and God of all comfort… I pray that You will pour out Your mercy and grace in abundance throughout the entire region affected by this storm.  I pray Your divine protection and provision will shelter and guard especially those most vulnerable to such adverse conditions.

The homeless.  The elderly.  The sick.  Those who live alone.  Those without families and/or friends to wonder where and how they are.

There are many who need You to be their shelter tonight, Lord.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”  (Psalm 91:1-2)  

Oh, Lord… There are many who will need a measure of You “with skin on” tonight.  Let many, many of Your people be stirred to extraordinary acts of kindness and heroism!

“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”  (James 2:26)

“As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”  (John 13:34b-35)

I can hardly wait to hear the testimonies that will come in answer to these prayers!  I know they will!  Because these prayers are not just in my heart tonight… but Yours, too.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us — whatever we ask — we know that we have what we asked of Him.”  (1 John 5:15)

Thanking You in advance…

With great expectancy…

Abba’s Girl

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