Governor Rick Scott's calls for prayer:
“I do not see prayer as a last resort, I see it as a first resort.”
“Let's just say a prayer we hope we make it through.”
"Pray, pray for everybody in Florida."
“I know a lot of people around the world want to help – the biggest thing you can do now is pray”
“The most important thing is to pray for us.”
So, let us pray…
Thank you, God, for creating or not stopping the destroying winds and the killing waters, for the destruction of lives and communities, for we are sinners and need the proof of your powerful violence, to fear you, so we will turn from evil.
Thank you, Lord, for saving me. But I wonder, way you allowed the fury of your surging waters to kill my neighbors: a pregnant mother, a father, and 3 children ages 2 through 8. The power of your violence is to be feared. Was the death of this family your plan or were they collateral damage? Also, by the way, thank you for all the genocides and terrorists, like the ones who flew planes into buildings, you really got our attention! So, thank you for teaching us the tool of brutality!
Thank you, God, for the near drowning of my 2-year-old who is now severely brain damaged for I know that you give us no more than we can handle. Like Job, we understand the challenge you have given us. Our faith in you is stronger in our ordeal.
So, let us pray…Amen
“The hands that help are far better than lips that pray.”--Robert G. Ingersoll