Many have probably already heard about the cyclone which devastated Myanmar this past weekend. Today, their government finally started letting international aid into the country. 22,000 people perished and entered eternity, ready or not (2,752 died in the 9/11 attacks). Here are specific ways to be praying for these people in the months to come:
Pray for the million people who are now homeless.
Pray for the 6.5 million residents of Yangoon currently without electricity.
Pray for those with the lack of food, water, and shelter.
Pray for peace; there is currently little military presence.
Pray for opportunities for the Gospel to be spread among the suffering. Pray for the national Christians there that they would be bold witnesses and compassionate servants for Christ.
Pray more countries around the world would respond.
Pray for the international church’s teachers and leaders as they place these events in perspective of who God is and what he does.
Pray that if and when such a catastrophe might hit you and your loved ones that your faith would be strong enough to glorify God through it.