In 1999, the Oklahoma town was hit with a tornado that clocked the highest winds ever on Earth—and it followed an eerily similar path to the massive May 20th twister. Early images of the City of Moore on Monday showed horrifying scenes: blocks of flattened homes and debris, demolished hospitals and elementary schools, and burning buildings. The twister was recorded as a F4 tornado, the second-highest intensity on the Fujita scale.
It’s impossible to know how well past preparations have paid off because on May 8, 2003, Moore was rocked by another intense tornado that destroyed over 300 homes and businesses. 145 people injured, although no one was killed. And on May 10, 2010, Moore experienced another one.
With dozens dead and many more injured on May 20th, I ask you to please take moment to pray for the families in Moore, Oklahoma affected by the latest tornado. And check Moore, Oklahoma’s Facebook page and Twitter feed to see how you can help or to send your thoughts.
Dear Father, I ask you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ to bless all the people who have suffered the devastating effects of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and the surrounding areas.
Heal those who are injured, recover those who are lost, and give courage to all that need to rebuild their lives.
Ease their fears of the unknown, comfort the survivors that will bury their loved ones, and hasten the aid to their communities. In the Bible you showed us many times that even when things seem unbearable, you will be “our refuge and strength”. In times like this, faith seems hard to come by, but encourage us to muster unwavering faith in Your power and charity toward our fellowman.
Tonight, and every night from now, give the people of Moore, Oklahoma peace of mind, courage in spirit, and strength when fatigued.
In Jesus’ name, I along with my family and friends pray. Amen.
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