Wednesday, August 31, 2005

august 31: day of prayer in louisiana

Governor Kathleen Blanco: "As we face the devastation wrought by Katrina, as we search for those in need, as we comfort those in pain and as we begin the long task of rebuilding, we turn to God for strength, hope and comfort.

I have declared August 31, 2005, a Day of Prayer in the State of Louisiana. I am asking that all of Louisiana take some time Wednesday to pray. Pray for the victims and the rescuers. Please pray that God give us all the physical and spiritual strength to work through this crisis and rebuild.

Please pray for patience for those anxiously waiting to hear from family members or to get word about their homes. Pray for the safety of our hard-working rescuers and those they are bringing to safety.

I know, by praying together on Wednesday, that we can pull together and draw strength we need; strength, that only God can give us.

In my prayers, I will also thank God for the strong and resilient people of this state and how they are working to meet this challenge."

From KCLA in Louisiana.

Thousands and thousands and thousands of people now have nothing. No home, no food, no phones, no cars, nothing.

Offer your prayers tomorrow for the survivors, for the dead, for the bereaved, for the homeless, for the injured, for rescue workers, civic leaders and police, and for clergy in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Lord, in thy mercy, hear our prayer.

Donate to the Red Cross here.

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