Praying With The Pastor – Devastating Tornado’s

A woman looks over buildings destroyed by the storms on March 3rd (AP)
“Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless.” – The Associated Press, 03/03/2020

Dear Friends,

Join me in praying for those devastated by the tornadoes that recently touched down in Tennessee.

Pastor Basile

“When the whirlwind passes…the righteous has an everlasting foundation.” (Proverbs 10:25)

A Prayer
Jesus, we see you calming storms —
storm-tossed seas and stormy lives.
Extend your power and grace again,
especially upon these most recent storm victims.
Speak peace and healing over bodies and spirits broken by the chaos.
Jesus, speak peace.

Speak peace and hope over families and communities devastated by sudden loss.
Jesus, speak peace.

Speak peace and unity over diverse groups of people
so they would come together for greater provision,
just distribution and effective rebuilding.
Jesus, speak peace.

Speak peace and protection over rescue workers
as they reach out to those who are suffering.
Jesus, speak peace.

You are the Prince of Peace.
You are the Resurrection and the Life.
You are strong to save.
Our hope and trust are in you. Amen.

• Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church

“Praying with the Pastor” is a resource highlighting prayer needs in our community, nation, and world. Names of Zion members and friends requesting prayer are listed in the weekly church bulletins, and monthly Messenger Newsletter. May God’s blessings abound as we consistently lift up the world, including our own church family, in prayer!