“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purposes for me (Psalm 57:1-2).
Every day when we listen to the news we hear of natural disasters, fighting, and war. It seems to be happening more frequently and at times is very close to home. I live in Kansas City, and this week a huge tornado doing massive damage came so close to our city. Here in America we have had 935 tornados already in 2019. A news headlines said: “U.S. Tornadoes – ‘Apocalyptic’ Weather Across Midwest Threatens to Worsen as ‘Heavens Quake.'”
At times like this it’s so good to know that God is our refuge. Although there have been so many violent tornadoes, there has been very little loss of life. Why? People were prepared and warned ahead of time. They took heed to the warnings when the alarm sounded, dropped what they were doing, and took cover immediately.
My husband and I have traveled to cities that later had a major, life-changing disaster. We were in Rabau, Papua New Guinea that later was destroyed by a volcano, but in Rabau the entire city was prepared. Scientists were monitoring the movement of the earth in that area. They had a planned method of escape for if and when the eruption would occur—they practiced and were ready. When the real thing happened, they all escaped unharmed.
In light of all of this end-time turbulence, how can we best prepare and pray when disasters hit? God wants us to be alert watchmen who know how to pray for our cities during times of disaster. The following animated video will help you to prepare.
This 8 1/2 minute animated video will help you to know how to prepare your city for disasters. It’s called: How to Prepare if Disaster Hits Your City.
This Intercessors Arise course will help you grow in learning how to powerfully pray God’s Word. It’s called: “How to Powerfully Pray God’s Word for Breakthrough.” There is a great discount right now. Check it out here:
“Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your feet from being snared (Proverbs 3:25-26).
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)