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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Specific Prayers For Friends


I heard an observation about praying for people in ambulances.
 Lifting up a flare prayer for a stranger in an emergency is a good thing.
 Lifting up a prayer for someone you know in an ambulance
 is an entirely different sort of prayer.
That prayer is more specific, heartfelt, and wrenching. 

That is how I felt this morning and last night as I prayed for my 
 blogging and Instagram friends in harms way from this horrific storm. 
 I have heard from some of you who have posted already today and that was a sweet relief. 
For others still no news.

Olive

20 comments:

  1. As Catholics, we have always blessed ourselves at the sound of a siren, whether it be an ambulance, fire truck or police car. For the injured and the brave men and women who come to their rescue. Living in the city, the sirens are often heard. I once had someone ask me if blessing myself helped. How could it not? Sending many prayers your way and to all of the people on the East Coast.

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Anyone on Long Island or in New Jersey probably doesn't have power, Olive. I get the NYC news here. Also many, many people in CT also don't have power.Parts of lower Manhattan don't have powers. We are very lucky here. We never lost power. Stay vigilant, but I'm sure it will be a while for some of our bloggers to get back online.

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  3. Sorry, that should be 'power.'

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  4. Great idea. There's quite a few people that I haven't heard from yet either. I'm sure they have other things to do right now rather than blog or put something on Facebook, but I still worry about them :(

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  5. i know what you mean. it's tough when you get use to hearing from folks & then you don't hear a word. praying for so many. it really sounds bad in new york & new jersey. we have had mainly wind & rain. no lose of power thankfully. i guess it has moved out because we have a bit more light around these parts. looking forward to seeing the sun again soon. (:

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  6. Olive,I think the not knowing and the silence is the worse. My prayers go out for all these people caught up in this horror. I believe prayer is powerful and our prayers are being heard, so I stand along side you with so many other people.

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  7. That is so true and in the blogging world we know people that live everywhere in the world. We are praying for our family and friends in the path of the storm. Sweet hugs!

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  8. Olive, We have to continue praying..so many people are in need of prayer. I have felt like crying. It's so sad. We had rain and wind today . It snowed on the eastern edge of Indiana ...I hope that stays away..not ready for that. take care, xo, Susie

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  9. It has been the same here, Olive. I realize it will be awhile for the power to be restored, but still worry. I have heard from some of my friends and that has been good news.

    Prayers continue.

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  10. Thank you for your prayers, they clearly kept our damage to a minimum unlike so many others that are still in need of our prayers!

    xo Kat

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  11. So true. We emerged absolutely unscathed. An answer to prayer.
    We will often lose power and have lost roof shingles in the past.
    Not this time!

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  12. They will all need our continued prayers for hopeful recovery and rebuilding. We are indeed fragile in the face of nature. Ann

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  13. I have been praying for everyone in the path of this fierce storm too....
    Happy Halloween!
    ~Des

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  14. It's an unbelievably devastating storm. We just saw the pictures on the evening news.

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  15. Praying for everyone too Olive... I am a strong believer in the power of prayers... I have also lit a candle tonight... xoxo Julie Marie

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  16. I have been able to hear from most of the people that I keep up with that were hit by the storm (or thought to be). I think it will be a while before everyone reconnects again due to the power outages and general disruption of lives going on up there.

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  17. Hi Olive. Thank you so much for your prayers. We are okay and we have just wind debris and yard pick up! We were very blessed. I certainly felt your prayers and I thank you so much! God bless you!
    My heart is breaking for all those who were affected!
    xo

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  18. Thankfully, I have heard from those I knew in the path...it must be very hard to be wondering! I am keeping all afflicted in my prayers...XO

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  19. Olive, I know your prayers will be appreciated by so many. My daughter who lives in Brooklyn came thru the storm without any flooding or even losing power! She was very surprised not to have lost power. However, she depends on the subway to get into Manhattan and her office is still with out power. So sad to see the places we love damage or destroyed. Thank you for your prayers and stopping by, Laura

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  20. What a terrible disaster Hurricane sandy was I do hope you and family if any were in its devastating path were able to stay safe.

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