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Pray With PI: Hurricane Irma, One of the Most Powerful in History, Heading Toward Florida
Written by Project Inspired | September 6, 2017
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.
For more than a day, monstrous Hurricane Irma has sustained Category 5 winds of 185 miles per hour while ripping through the northern Lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands. The storm, tied for the second-strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, is headed for the southeastern Bahamas and Florida and the southeastern U.S.
President Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 and 11 p.m. updates on Wednesday, “The threat of direct hurricane impacts in Florida over the weekend and early next week has increased.” It added that hurricanes watches would likely be issued for parts of the Florida Keys and the Florida Peninsula on Thursday. The storm is expected to reach Florida on Sunday, potentially causing catastrophic flooding. Thousands are evacuating their homes, both mandatory and voluntarily, in search of safety.
Please pray with us for those who have already been affected by the storm. Pray for safety and security for those evacuating. Pray with us for God’s protection and mercy as Hurricane Irma heads toward the United States. Read more.
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.