A Prayer for Rebuilding

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.

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

Dear Father,

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.
Amen.

based on Nehemiah 1&2

a prayer for rebuilding

By his grace,

Rachel

 

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3 Comments

  1. marites matsui says:

    Amen.

  2. Thank you Rachel, God knows I needed that. The fact that I know how mighty God is truly keeping me together right now. I feel as if I’ve been in a storm and way too long. My heart is so broken right now but I know that God can repair a broken heart and renew his Holy Spirit within me. I’m yet holding on to God’s unchanging hands. Please lift my family and myself up before God, who’s able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond what I ask for. I love you and may God continue to bless you and yours…

    1. Bless you, Dee! God’s got it- no matter what it is. Thank you for your sweet encouragement and may the Lord renew and restore any brokenness in your life and the lives of your family. Much love in Christ to you!

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