16 When evening came, Jesus’ disciples went down to the lake. 17 They got into a boat and were crossing the lake to Capernaum. It was already getting dark and Jesus hadn’t come to them yet. 18 The water was getting rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When the wind had driven them out for about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water. He was approaching the boat and they were afraid. 20 He said to them, “I Am.[a] Don’t be afraid.” 21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and just then the boat reached the land where they had been heading.  – John 6: 16-21

As I read this passage about rough seas, high winds, and God’s sudden presence, I can’t help but think of my friends and family and all the folks along the coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as they ride out the storm that is Hurricane Matthew.  Please join me in praying for them, as well as the people of Haiti who were ravaged by this same storm.  Pray that in the midst of of the wind and the waves, that Jesus will show up.

I’m confident God will be there in the clean up, helping to put lives and homes back together.  Pray for protection for the millions of folks affected by this hurricane.

Prayer:  Lord, we see the storm, and we are scared.  We need you to come to us, like the you did for the disciples when they were in the boat on dangerous seas.  We pray especially for the people of Haiti, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.  Amen.