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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
—Psalm 46:1, ESV
August 2018 Prayer Requests:
Shasta County, California, wildfire response: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains have deployed to Redding, California, to offer emotional and spiritual care to those who are suffering in shelters as a result of the fires there. Ask God to pour out His love and abiding presence over those who have lost loved ones. Pray for those who have been injured. Call out to the Lord for first responders and the residents in Redding and surrounding areas. Pray for RRT chaplains as they offer support and assistance to those who are brokenhearted.
Franklin Graham’s Decision America Pacific Northwest Tour: Franklin Graham along with BGEA staff, RRT staff and volunteers are in Oregon offering one-day prayer rallies across the Pacific Northwest. Pray for many to come out and pray for their communities, state and nation. Ask God to pour out His Spirit over these events to highlight His love and desire for unity through Christ to every individual present. Pray for peace over these rallies and for Jesus to be proclaimed as King in the Pacific Northwest.
Mati, Greece, international wildfire response: Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham RRT offices in the U.K. and U.S. are responding to Mati, Greece, as a result of the devastating fire that swept through the small resort town. Please pray for all those who are enduring these very tragic circumstances. Cry out to God to help them as families grieve the loss of precious loved ones. Pray for healing for those who are injured. Ask God to help first responders as they work to serve this community. Pray for RRT chaplains as they go to offer the love and compassion of Christ to those who are desperate for hope.
Marshalltown, Iowa, tornado response: Crisis-trained RRT chaplains have deployed to offer emotional and spiritual care to those in Marshalltown, Iowa, following the tornado that swept through the area. Please pray for all those affected. Ask God to bring healing, peace and restoration. Lift up RRT chaplains as they go to share the love and compassion of Christ during this difficult time.
Hidalgo County, Texas, flooding deployment: Pray for residents of Hidalgo County, Texas, following flooding. Ask God to bring cooler temperatures and to renew the strength of local residents and bring fresh hope for tomorrow. Ask God to help RRT chaplains as they go to offer emotional and spiritual care.
Billy Graham burial site ministry of presence: RRT chaplains are offering a ministry of presence at Billy Graham’s gravesite on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library. Recognizing this is a memorial site where people come to pay their respects and mourn Mr. Graham’s passing, RRT chaplains are there to listen and to pray for the individual needs of those who stop by. Thank you for praying for this outreach effort.
Hawaii, volcano and flooding: Please continue to pray for those who are in distress as a result of the volcano eruption and flooding in Hawaii. Invite God’s presence to be with the residents as many are still in shelters and need to have roadways open. Ask for peace and protection through Christ for all those on the Big Island and in Kauai.
Puerto Rico: Ask God to encourage the residents and pray for protection of all the islands in the area as we begin hurricane season.
Recent disasters: Lift up those affected by man-made and natural disasters in recent weeks and months. Ask God to comfort and encourage those who continue to endure emotional and physical stress. Pray for His work to be accomplished in individual lives as He tenderly cares for them.
Thank you for praying!