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Specific Prayers for Texas Flooding


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I’m glued to the news and weather, watching as flood waters ravage parts of Texas. I’m also texting with friends in the Houston area to confirm their safety. I can’t help today in any physical ways with the Texas flooding, but I can pray. And that’s a powerful tool.

Maybe you are also watching from a distance and want to pray specifically, but you aren’t sure how. I’ve been brainstorming specific ways we can pray for the current flooding in Houston, south Texas, and beyond. These specific needs/items can be lifted to God in the wake of a wide range of natural events and disasters. And, this list is a work in progress. Please add ideas for specific prayers in the comment section. Let’s keep praying!

Download a printable PDF list of the following list.

Ways to Pray in Wake of Natural Disasters

 Pray for People in the Flooded Areas

  • Protection of all life, including family pets
  • Safe transportation to safe areas
  • Dry, comfortable lodging, safe drinking water, and nutritious food
  • Quick reunion for any separated families
  • Long-term housing for those who have lost homes
  • Ability to communicate with extended family and friends

Pray for Rescue Efforts by First Responders/Emergency Personnel

  • Reliable cell and phone service so citizens can summon help
  • Good, reliable communication between agencies
  • Safety for police officers, firemen, and emergency medical personnel
  • Strength, stamina and wisdom as they respond to the overwhelming need
  • Additional manpower from outside the area to meet the need

Pray for Ongoing Relief Efforts

  • Plenty of volunteer teams and government groups to respond to the need
  • Physical strength and stamina for the disaster relief teams
  • Coordination of all volunteer efforts so there will be no gaps and all needs will be met
  • Enough resources – money, supplies, equipment, food, and water – to meet the needs
  • Protect the resources from theft, fraud, and accident

Pray for Physical Conditions

  • Protection from additional rain and tornadoes
  • Open passages for built up/backed up water to safely drain away
  • Plenty of sources for clean drinking water
  • Clear roadways for emergency personnel
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5 Responses to Specific Prayers for Texas Flooding

  1. Janet Thompson August 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    We prayed in church this morning for TX. I’ve been wondering if you’re safe and I know you just moved from Houston so you have so many friends there. Dave and I have been praying too. Thank you for this specific list. Hugs and prayers Janet

    • Kathy August 28, 2017 at 7:21 am #

      Janet, thank you for praying! I am continuing to pray and trying to stay in contact with friends in Houston. The water is still rising!

  2. Marilyn Lisenbee August 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    Kathy, not only pray, donate $$ to The Houston Food Bank or The Galveston Food Bank.

    We must all do our part!

  3. Phyllis H Lincer August 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Thank you, Kathy, for the list. Needs are so numerous. This really helps. Love you.

  4. Kristen Leone August 31, 2017 at 7:39 am #

    Add to your list …
    1) “pray for manmade global warming to end”
    2) “pray for the brainless American electorate to wakeup and vote for politicians that will take this climate change thing seriously
    3) “pray that I will pray in the future for the right things”

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