THEME: DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Psalms 37:18-20 NIV
“The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. But the wicked will perish: Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.”
-Noah was a righteous man and blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. The earth was corrupt in God’s sight and full of violence. When there was looming disaster, the Lord cautioned Noah and instructed him to build an ark made of cypress wood to protect him, and his household from destruction by the flood (Genesis 6:9-14). The days of Noah are such as these, where the world is full of evil and corruption. Matthew 24:37-39 tells us that, “the days of Noah are likened to the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man”. We are therefore called to watch for no one knows when the Day of the Lord will be. Let us also believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as our personal Savior, and we will find eternal life in Him. The Lord preserves the righteous even during times of disaster and their inheritance endures forever.
Dear Heavenly Father we come before Your presence with thanksgiving in our hearts for You have shown us great love. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Thank You dear Jesus for loving us and for sacrificing Your life for the sake of our salvation. May You forgive us all our iniquities and allow us, our families, nation and entire world to receive Your most precious gift of salvation. May You heal our nation from bribery, corruption, blood shed, injustice to the poor, widows and orphans, and from all evil. May You cleanse us with Your precious blood and renew our strength and our economy. Thank You for redeeming us by Your precious blood. Thank You for blessing us with every kind of spiritual blessing. May You allow Your revival to take place in our nation and many nations of the world. May You make us vessels of honor dear Jesus and allow us to be used by You for the glory and honor of Your name. May You hear our prayers and our hearts desires merciful Savior. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: Revelation 16:15
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