Cyclone Yasi, the most powerful storm in a century ripped across Australia’s northeast coast early Thursday, blasting apart houses, laying waste to banana crops and leaving boats lying in the streets of wind- and wave-swept towns. At present there have been no reported deaths, but the overnight storm has left several thousand people homeless.
“God, in the wake of this torrential storm bring peace and order to Queensland, Australia. For those who have lost homes, bring safety and hope. For those injured, bring healing. For those who have been terrified, bring your peace. In Jesus…”