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Prayer, Plain and Simple

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit rumbled through the suburbs of Chicago, the windy city, this morning. Damage was minimal; fear was not.

While there are many more ominous disasters of note in the world today, the fear and even panic sparked by even a small earthquake is a very real thing. And fear, whether from a warranted danger or not exacts a price on us. Pause with me and pray for the millions of people who felt a spike of fear as this earthquake hit Midwest.

“God, we pray for all those who experienced fear and panic this morning as a result of the Chicago earthquake. We thank you that it was not worse than it was. But we also ask that you comfort those who felt a spike of panic as a result. Recover their emotions. Guard them now against further fear. Bring peace where there was trauma. In Jesus…”

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