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Listen to Dr. Doug Small on the prayer of lament

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
—Psalm 46:1, ESV

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Prayers for June 2019:

Catawba County, North Carolina, flooding deployment: Please pray as Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy locally to offer help and support in the Hickory area following devastating flooding. Ask God to meet every need. Pray for RRT chaplains. Ask God to use them as they offer His love and care in the area.

Muskogee, Oklahoma, flooding deployment: Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains deployed alongside Samaritan’s Purse when more than 2,000 people were affected by flooding in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Please lift them up in prayer, asking God to encourage and restore each one. Pray residents would know hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ. Ask God to bring many to help these communities. Pray for RRT chaplains as they offer emotional and spiritual care in these communities.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, flooding response: As chaplains minister to those in crisis, please pray for all who have been overwhelmed by heavy flooding. Ask God to comfort those who are grieving, and to meet every need in the community.

Wayne County, Michigan, flooding response: Please continue to pray for those in Wayne County, Michigan, who have been devastated by flooding in the area. Lift up Rapid Response Team chaplains as they offer the love and compassion of Christ in these hurting communities.

Pre-emptive prayers relating to man-made disasters: Please pray for God’s love and truth to penetrate the minds and hearts of those who may be considering creating havoc that would result in injury to themselves and/or others. Invite God’s powerful presence to draw people to Himself that they might know life in the fullest measure through Christ.

Billy Graham burial site ministry of presence: RRT chaplains continue to offer a ministry of presence at Mr. Graham’s gravesite on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 pray for the individual needs of those who stop by. Thank you for praying for this outreach effort.

Rockport/Pearland, Texas, rebuild ministry: RRT chaplains are working alongside Samaritan’s Purse (SP) rebuild teams in Rockport and Pearland, Texas, offering a ministry of presence to homeowners and SP volunteers and staff. Please pray for homeowners, asking God to minister to them as they wait for the completion of their homes. Ask God to protect the worksites. Lift up RRT chaplains as they offer help and support to this vital ministry.

Recent disasters: Lift up those affected by man-made and natural disasters in recent weeks and months. Ask God to comfort and encourage those enduring emotional and physical stress. Pray for His work to be accomplished in individual lives as He tenderly cares for them.

Pre-emptive prayers relating to natural disasters: Ask the Lord to stabilize the weather patterns and keep extreme weather conditions at bay. Since Jesus Himself said, “Peace! Be still!” (Mark 4:39) to the storm, pray for accommodating weather. Thank Him for taking care of our every need.

Thank you for praying!