Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque a tropical rainforest. Puerto Rico means “rich port” in Spanish. At the moment it is anything but rich. The devastation brought on by Hurricane Maria — a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds that made direct landfall on Puerto Rico has been truly catastrophic. Six weeks later there is still little power on the island and in many places, there is still no water to drink or bathe in or to flush toilets. There’s limited food and cell service, and dozens of remote villages have been completely cut off from everything.
- Pray for the people. Pray they don’t lose hope.
- Pray for the children who can’t comprehend why their house is missing.
- Pray for the servants of God who are bringing water, food, clothes, medicine, that their passages are cleared through all the debris to reach those in need.
- Pray for these souls that they will come to faith in Jesus Christ, where they will find peace, strength, compassion for each other, not just at this moment but for their futures.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:25-34
May God add his blessing to the prayers sent today.