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So many things in this life get broken down, torn down, destroyed, and demolished. And while we can simplify and go without certain material goods, the bottom line is that every person in this world has basic needs. Food, water, shelter, clothing. And those are just the physical needs. Then we have mental, emotional, and spiritual needs also. We can be broken in any area of life.
This week I’m still thinking of and praying for the flooding victims in many West Virginia counties. So many people in my hometown have lost their homes and businesses. The brokenness of their world is both devastating and heartbreaking. But in the words of my dad:
“We have been in business here since 1955, and we’ll rebuild,” he said. “We’ll get going. The Lord’s been good, and we’ll keep on going.”
I’ve been praying for all these sweet people since the flash floods overtook the town last Tuesday. In light of my dad’s words, today I found myself praying a prayer for rebuilding. And then I realized it applies to so many of us on so many different levels.
Feel free to pray A Prayer for Rebuilding as your own.
A Prayer for Rebuilding
You are great and awesome.
Thank you for keeping your covenant of love
With those who love you.
You see our needs and hear our prayers
For this we thank you.
We confess our sins before you
And remember your instructions.
Gather the scattered pieces for us;
Give us your strength and guidance.
May your mercy be evident for all to see
And your presence be undeniable.
May we rebuild with fervor
And restore through your faithfulness
For our good and your glory.
based on Nehemiah 1&2
By his grace,