Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

Earthquake Shakes Southern California… Again

A Southern California earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook things up Monday. It shook me up. I’m visiting Los Angeles and on sixth floor of the hotel where I’m staying, yes, it shook me up!

The 5.7 magnitude tremor hit around 9:30 PDT with a center 70 miles east of San Diego. Several small quakes followed near the US-Mexican border, with sizes of 1.0 to 4.1. It was enough to shake up things at San Diego Padres’ Petco Park. The stadium started to shake a bit right after David Eckstein had grounded out in the eighth inning and play halted. The PA announcer came on to tell everyone it was an earthquake but to stay calm. The Jays eventually won the game 6-3.


Last night’s quakes were all aftershocks from the 7.2 earthquake that hit Mexico’s Baja Cali peninsula on April 4th. The Southern California earthquakes last night hit

“God, the earth is yours. You have made this planet and you own and steward it your own powerful hand. We pray and ask for peace today following the earthquake in Southern California. We ask that you would ease the stress and fear in the millions of people who were awakened by the tremor last night. May they give their fears to you, and may you give them supernatural rest in return. We also pray that you would ease any tension building in the earth itself. We know that faultlines do build up pressure and that earthquakes are a natural result. But we ask that by your grace you would bring small releases of these pressures and that shifts in the rifts would be gentle and not destructive. May your peace dominate today, in the hearts of human beings and in the heart of the earth itself! As you said, Jesus when you were on the planet… ‘Peace, be Still!'”



  • Libby

    This is all part of God’s devine plan.
    “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 24:6-8)
    In essence Christ declared that the last days would be characterized by powerful prophetic events that hit humanity with increased frequency and increased intensity, just like the birth contractions before a baby is born.
    We’ve been in the end times since Jesus’ death and resurection, and no one can predict when the actual time will come. But it is interesting to note the increase of earthquakes and other odd occurences like the Iceland volcano ash and the BP gulf oil spill.

  • Your Name

    Maybe this earthquake is “God’s punishment” (TM) for bad fiscal management. (You know, like Hurricane Katrina was “God’s punishment” (TM) for America’s embrace of homerseckshewalidy.)
    Such a pompous fake-pious site this is.

  • Armand

    New Earthquake iPhone and iPad App Can Help Save Lives
    An extraordinary iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone application has been released which has the potential to save the lives of those caught in an earthquake while at the same time offering news and information to those living in seismically active areas.
    June 15, 2010 — QuakeSOS, a team of earthquake watchers, have released a revolutionary new application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The QuakeSOS app, which is free and can be downloaded from Apple’s App store, provides those living in earthquake prone areas with the latest earthquake information and breaking news as well as a quick way to cry for help or to inform family and/or friends of their wellbeing if caught in a devastating tremor.

  • Anan E. Maus

    I don’t think we have to worry about earth calamities. I think the only thing we have to worry about is our devotion to God. He will take care of the rest.
    Life is short, we are all destined to die. What is important is that we spend our time productively.
    God has Infinite and Absolute power. He controls all natural phenomena and can stop them at His whim.
    Our greatest danger comes not from outer events, but from lack of a life devoted to God. With God comes all protection. Without God we are open to all temptation and all destruction…both outer and inner.
    God is our protection. He has Infinite power. What do we have to fear?

  • waiting

    Jesus will return as promised!
    Read your Bible.
    These things have been prophesied.
    Matthew 24:29-31
    2 Peter 3:1-18
    And from cover to cover.

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