Prayer Topic #1:
A Prayer of Recovery for the Florida Panhandle
November 30, 2018
Reflections of the Heart:
During hard times, God promises to help His people! As they call upon Him and acknowledge Him as their God, He promises to rescue them and give them long life. Today, let us pray for the citizens of the Florida Panhandle as they recover from Hurricane Michael!.
Triumphant Father, we thank You for hearing our prayers concerning the aftermath of the recent weather disasters in the Florida Panhandle. Thank You for strengthening those impacted and for helping them to recover. Holy Spirit, thank You for pouring out Your spirit of love, compassion, benevolence and generosity. Thank You for supplying for all of those impacted according to Your glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Lord, You are great and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension. Lord, Most High, You are awesome. You are the King of all the earth.
Gracious Father, we will rebuild the ruins and restore the places that were devastated by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. We declare renewal in the ruined areas! We call forth the blessings of God to rest upon each community! Lord, we command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream within every governmental agency and insurance company that is responsible for helping the residents to recover. We command the necessary funds for rebuilding to come forth! We declare that the hope and confidence of each citizen is not in FEMA or the insurance industry, but their hope and trust is in You, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! We pray for all first responders, such as our U.S. Military and State National Guard, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who joined in all rescue and recovery efforts. We pray for leaders in business and commerce, energy, healthcare, education and the religious communities. We declare God’s blessings, protection and provision over the citizens as we continue to rebuild!
Holy Spirit, help the residents of the Florida Panhandle to continue to heal, especially the families of those who died. Calm the fears of every citizen, especially children and the elderly. Comfort those who experienced total loss of their homes and vehicles. Let Your love and presence saturate their hearts, souls and spirits. Continue to send people who will love, support, and comfort them during their time of recovery. God, our Healer, please provide healing and speedy recovery to every citizen. Heal their physical, emotional, and psychological wounds and restore them as they rebuild their lives. Convict the heart of any business, agency or individual who would attempt to take advantage of people for profit or gain. Holy Spirit, lead and guide governmental officials as they plan the revitalization of each city, state and country affected.
Righteous Father, forgive each resident for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive them for disobedience, racism, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, immorality, murder, injustice, and perversion. Forgive those for greed, corruption and for putting the pursuit of material possessions above the needs of their neighbors. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind each resident of those they need to forgive and help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help all citizens in the Florida Panhandle not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Today I will trust God to: