After typhoon Ondoy, I was again reminded to thank each day as it comes… Count my blessings – big or small. Sunday morning (September 27) after the typhoon, when I woke-up, I prayed a simple prayer of thanksgiving, “Lord, thank you that my whole family is safe, our whole house is ok inside and out, and Thank You Lord for a new day ahead of us …
I came across this website - Circle of Prayer, and just wanted to share with you this prayer shared by one of the contributors …
Father, we ask for your mercy especially in this time of a great ordeal. Last weekend, I have seen the wrath of nature before my eyes when the super typhoon came to my town. There was non-stop heavy rain and the amount of water it brought in 6 hours is equal to a month's rain that it all the rivers and the dam overflowed resulting into a massive flood that claimed the lives of thousands of people in my town and althroughout the metropolis.Praise you for sparing my family from losing any member of my household even if the flood already reached the second floor of our house. But Father, my heart cries out to those people who lost their homes, their properties, and right now are short of food, medicines and a warm shelter.This is a very difficult time for us. In fact,We have been informed that there are still 2 more typhoons coming in the next few days and you know that we have not even recovered yet for the past calamity.There are still a lot of dead bodies yet to be found by their families as they are burried beneath the mass of mud and flood waters. Father, we do not know what to do now. Please don't let another typhoon hit our country. Have mercy on us, Father if we have been sinful people. I know that this circumstance is a wake up call for all of us to become more concerned with our environment and not be consumed by worldly things for everything in this world is just but temporary and they could all vamish in just one snap. Father, forgive us and give us a chance to redeem our nation. We still want to see the future with the young ones around us, more time to be with our family and loved ones. I lift this up to you, Father for I believe that you have plans for all of us. We commend our spirit into your hands, if it is thy will that this shall be our time. If it is not yet, heal my country father and all its people of the wounds that this tragedy brought us and let us find you and yearn for you from this day on and forever. For only i you can we find salvation and deliverance.
Praise you Father for all those people who have reached out to my fellowmen by sharing food, clothing, and medicines. Bless them father for their good hearts and let them have their rewards in heaven.
Father, we know that your love is divine and your heart does not seek to let your children suffer. We rest our faith and lives on you.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
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