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Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tornado in Oklahoma yesterday afternoon.

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Father,
We ask that in your most gracious Love,
You may send Protection, and Help
Strength and Peace;
Courage and Comfort
To all of those within Oklahoma
as they move forward.

Loving Jesus,
Please be with those
whom have lost a Loved one in this tornado.
We pray, O gracious Father,
Please bring Comfort to these families.

Let your Love and Comfort be felt.
Let those struggling feel your support.
May those whom are lost find you!

AMEN

(by Michael R)

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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you Layla. Officials here in OK are encouraging monetary donations as the main source of support at this time. I live about 20 miles north of the destruction and it’s heart breaking to watch it all unfold. So sad for those families who have lost a loved one and are still missing little ones. Thankful for all of the support that Oklahomans are feeling from all over the world!

  2. Charissa says

    Thank you Layla. I also live in the OKC metro area and the last few days have been extremely tough here. We are definitely feeling all the love and support coming from all over the world. Oklahomans are very strong and have overcome tradgedies similar to this before. Another great organization that my church partners with is Convoy of Hope. They arrived here yesterday evening. We are praying for peace, restoration and healing of all the families involved.

  3. Ter'e says

    Bless your heart for mentioning this horrible storm.
    I applaud the people of OK for being so staunch and strong. I have cried and prayed with each story I hear. The one that really got to me was the one about the middle aged fellow and his handicapped wife. They never gave up hope that they would make it thru the storm. As their garage was torn down and their house torn apart, they sat in the bathroom, praying. The bathroom was the only thing left standing when the storm finally moved on. Bless their hearts.
    Amongst the many, many sad stories, there have been some really positive ones too.
    Folks……………………give your kids and your family an extra hug this evening.
    Thanks Layla.

  4. says

    Layla, thank you so much for your testimony and prayers. I love reading your blog everyday and am especially touched by your expressions of faith and love. I know the people in Oklahoma appreciate the prayers and support from all over.

  5. Marilyn says

    Thank you. I live in OK. We just now went through another round of straight-line winds. Hopefully it is almost over here. Lots of loss in our beautiful state. Your kind thoughts and prayers are so greatly appreciated.

  6. Sarah S. says

    Thank you for posting this. I am a follower of yours and a Moore resident. Thankfully our family and home were spared. The devastation in our area is unbelievable. We are so grateful for your prayers.

  7. Roxanna says

    Thank you Layla for your prayers for my great State. We appreciate all the support, concern, love and prayers from all over the country. Bless you!

    • Layla says

      Hi Roxanna, I hope you’re safe and sound over there tonight. Sending lots of love from Alabama!

  8. says

    I am trying to thank all the bloggers that took the time to mention the Oklahoma disaster. Thank you, it is indeed a sad day in our state.

  9. says

    What a lovely prayer and certainly one I’d like to use when searching for the write words for such a terrible tragedy. Thank you!

  10. Linda says

    Bless you Layla. Oklahoma has recovered from so many tragic events and will again. People like you help to give us strength.

  11. Janice says

    Praying for our neighbors in OK. God has performed many miracles and will also be the Comforter for the families that have suffered loss.
    We can also make donations to The Salvation Army via text message so you have a choice how to support these folks in need.
    Love your blog Layla and your concern for others. I am especially interested in your adoption journey because I am the grateful grandmother of 3 precious adopted children.

  12. Margy says

    Thank you, Layla, for your prayers and those from your followers. I live north of the city so we are not directly affected. But all of us in Oklahoma are so saddened for our fellow Okies. Another place to donate money is United Methodist Committee on Relief. http://Www.umcor.org. 100% of your donation goes to relief efforts – not to administrative costs. Thanks again to all of you.

  13. Jeniferr Cantrell says

    So amazing to see your post today! We moved to Birmingham from the Moore/Norman area a year and half ago and our hearts are so wanting to be there helping our friends and old church. I have to stop, turn off the t.v. and live streaming and facebook feed and remember that our prayers make the difference. Thanks for helping make our world here in Alabama feel a little smaller.

  14. says

    Heartbreaking to see the destruction on TV! I’m praying for those people, and donating! My home is my family’s sanctuary , I know “stuff is stuff” but losing your familiar safe place must be devastating. Oklahoma WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!

  15. Shanna says

    Thank you for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time. I live in Moore, and was affected by the tornado. My 2 daughters go to Plaza Towers. They were at school when it happened and even though they were deeply frightened, they trusted God to keep them safe. My 6th grader was riding it out in a closet with 3 other students and her teacher. She led them all in worship songs that we have learned at church through the years, while they all took turns praying. She knew singing would keep them all calmer. My other daughter is a 3rd grader… She was in the hallway with the other kids (a lot of which did not make it). They dug her out from under part of a brick wall. She has minor brusing and scrapes but is alright. The little boy next to her had his arm around her during the tornado assuring her it would all be ok. He did not make it. It is truly a sad time for everyone involved. Life is precious, often taken for granted. I’ve always believed and I teach my girls that God has a plan, and even though we dont understand at times like this, HE is always in control and it will be ok. Thank you again, for your love, kindness, and especially your prayers.

    • Rachel says

      Shanna, your children are in my prayers. I live between the two schools, and my house was destroyed. I’m so thankful I wasn’t home. I can’t imagine the pain and fear your girls experienced. My heart is broken for my home and my neighbors.

      Layla, thank you for the prayers. I can’t tell you just how much we appreciate them.

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