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Pray With PI: Hurricane Harvey Wreaks Havoc on Houston

Our Project Inspired community is a powerful network of believers. We want to bring awareness to events happening around the world that could use our prayers. Today we urge you to pray in response to the following current event.


Harvey, an enormous Category 4 hurricane with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, made landfall in Houston, Texas, on Friday. It brought devastating amounts of rain and flooding to an area that includes some of Texas’ most populous cities. At least five people have been killed and more than a dozen injured. Unlike many other cities in the hurricane’s path, Houston did not order evacuations before the storm, and countless residents were trapped in flooding homes. Hundreds of thousands are currently displaced and seeking shelter.



More rain is expected in the next few days. By the time the storm ends, some areas may see more than 50 inches of rain, forecasters said. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service tweeted Sunday morning.


Please pray with us for the residents of southeast Texas who are living through this storm. Pray the hurricane will subside and the rain will stop. Pray for the people who have lost everything. Pray with us for the first responders heading into the city to rescue those in need. Pray that God’s people are able to show His love to the hurting and scared. Read more.

Other ways to help:

  • Donations to the Red Cross for those affected by Harvey can be made online, or text HARVEY to 90999.
  • Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online.
  • Catholic Charities is accepting donations online, or text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate.
  • Donate to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief online.

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  1. pabrashear

    Posted by pabrashear on August 29, 2017 at 08:13

    I’m living in a suburb of nw Houston right now, and it’s amazing and so comforting to see these networks of prayer partners and gracious Texans, from Levelland to Tomball, opening up their homes and churches to cover my own neighbors in prayer. Seeing this post was another glimmer of hope for me as we are waiting to see if our land is damaged again, as it’s been inaccessible until today. If anybody wants a firsthand update, the rain is waning in H-Town but still up to six inches the last nine hours (the downtown area has awful drainage but most power lines are buried, a plus), and innumerable rescues are still being made hourly. The rescue hotlines haven’t been gummed up yet, and the #CajunNavy has indeed been a blessing with their pickups and outboard motors all along the coast. If you want something specific to pray for, raise up the names of the thousands in shelters and in our high schools, and furthermore, our police! We would be hopeless without our first responders! There’s so much devastation that I’d be typing for hours if I were to bring it all up, but on a nationwide forum there’s only so much I can do, and that you can do. To those out there on the Louisiana coastline, Florida, and along the gulf elsewhere, stay safe, you’re on our hearts too. All my love.