Prayers for Joplin

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today, all my thoughts and prayers are going across the state line and 30 miles away from my home to Joplin, Missouri. I can't help but feel the impact of this disaster every time I turn on the local news and watch unfolding and unreal events of tragedy and heroism. While driving to and from work, the radio station is full of worried citizens calling in, giving names of loved ones they're looking for. And co-workers continually fill me with stories of family and friends who've lost their homes.

I still can't believe the single deadliest tornado since the 1940's hit my neighbors just Sunday ago. It's hard to think of all the places I shopped and ate (the little pizza parlor where my husband and I went on our first sit-down date) as being gone. I ache for every person involved.

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  1. The Joplin tornado was tragic. I read yesterday that 1500 people are still missing. I hope that was an error. My prayers go out to everyone involved and their families.

  2. On the radio this morning, the local newscaster said the number is more like 750. But these are just people unaccounted for. I emailed a writing friend of mine to see if she was okay, and it took her a few days to get back to me because there was no electricity and very spotty cell phone service. So I'm thinking--hoping--most of these cases are just people trying to get in contact with their loved ones, and it's mostly a communication issue.


  3. So awful, I know. I can't imagine.

  4. So awful! My thoughts and prayers are with the families effected by this tragedy. Keep yourself safe, my friend.

  5. Such sad news from USA. May our prayers remember the families, friends and heroic people involved directly and indirectly with this tragedy.

  6. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.
    He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.