Pray for Colorado and for Colorado Springs

Pray for Colorado and for Colorado Springs

You may have seen the alarming news that Colorado Springs is on fire! We never thought the city we live in would get caught in such a big fire.

Friends of ours have already lost their homes, and others have been displaced. Those displaced face the possibility of losing their home, and in the meantime they need to find another place to live.

This photo was taken from Tom Graham's house as they were leaving at 4:30 PM on Tuesday

Photo taken from Tom Graham’s house as they were leaving at 4:30 PM on Tuesday

One of our friends that’s been displaced is Tom Graham. Tom has been a mentor to me over the last 12 years, and he has been one of the most influential people in my life during that time. It’s sad to see such dear friends going through this. Now all they can do is wait and pray, hoping their home will be saved.

We live on the east side of Colorado Springs, and the fire is on the west side, so at this point our home isn’t in danger.

We do need prayer! Prayer for the city, and all those affected by the fire.

It’s important to remember during these times that God is greater than the storms that life brings. My daughter, Hannah just posted this quote on her Facebook page,

“Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is.”

That’s a great reminder to all of us. Keep your eyes on the Lord.

Psalm 46 offers us great comfort and encouragement. The subtitle for the Psalm is, God is Our Fortress.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when the morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

— Psalm 46:1-7 (ESV)

It’s so important to remember where are peace comes from. Who are rescuer is. This is an opportunity for us to trust in the Lord, as I wrote about recently.

This is taken from the Chapel Hills Mall - on the north part of the city

This is taken from the Chapel Hills Mall – on the north part of the city

We cry out to the Lord for help! Please rescue our city. Deliver our friends and our homes. Stop the blazing fires. Change the direction of the wind. Comfort our friends who are displaced. Comfort them as they wonder if they still have a home. Draw people to yourself during this fiery trial.

Our church, Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs has started a web-link for information on how you can help. Tonight the church called a prayer meeting to plead with God for His mercy to save our city. Here’s the link for more info on ways you can help – v7pc.org/fire.

Here’s a link with some news on the evacuations, and some updates on the fire – Waldo Canyon fire. This article captures some of emotion in the Springs – Firestorm of Epic Proportions.

Dawn and I are in California we fly back to Colorado on Thursday. Pray that we are able to get to Colorado without any complications. David, Jon and Hannah are home. We look to the Lord for their safety.

Wow, what a hot and crazy summer! Thanks for caring, and praying with us.

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeontheBorder.org

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  1. Praying for your city!!

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  2. Debbie says:

    Thank you for letting us know what is going on and how we can pray. God bless you and keep everyone safe.

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  3. I am praying for your city. It is a horrible thing what is happening. We’ve had a lot of flooding here from TS Debby (Tampa area). Yes, we need to seek God’s face (always, though, and not just in the midst of the storms that come into our lives). Sometimes He sends us the storms as a wake-up call. Life isn’t about things and possessions (I lost most of mine when I lost my job in Houston over three years ago and I’m still currently unemployed). God has His reasons for every storm that hits us. It’s usually to shake off the things in our lives that have become more important than Him. May we heed His message. I’m certainly not saying that this is the case with the fires in Colorado Springs (or the flooding here), but we shouldn’t rule it out either. I’m praying that God will keep everyone safe.

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  4. […] testimony is very encouraging. I think when our city, Colorado Springs is burning we need words of encouragement! God is doing some wonderful […]

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  5. Planting Potatoes says:

    standing in agreement with you that God would show his mercy to Colorado Springs and that everyone will be safe.

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    • Thank you – things are looking better. I don’t think anymore houses have been burned down. Just heard we have 2 or 3 three friends that lost their home.

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      • Planting Potatoes says:

        praise God things are looking better and I am so sorry for the loss of your friend’s homes. I pray he will be with them and give them courage and strength to rebuild.

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  6. Sending prayer support your way from Chicago

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    • Thank you – things are looking better. I don’t think anymore houses have been burned down. Just heard we have 2 or 3 three friends that lost their home.
      I’m glad that they have started lifting the mandatory evacuations from many neighborhoods.

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  7. Reblogged this on faithfulnibbles and commented:
    Praying for you and for Colorado. Hope you made it home with no complication no complications today.

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  8. John H. Harbison says:

    I used to live in Colorado Springs so I am concerned for those there. Thanks for this reminder (and thanks for visiting my blog and liking it).

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  9. […] last I heard from Tom Graham, who I mentioned in one of my last posts, he was waiting to get into his home. Hopefully, that happens […]

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  10. Lyn Leahz says:

    Thanks for the like, and God bless you! I’ve been praying for all of the people going through this there!

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  11. Lyn Leahz says:

    You might really like a post I just made tonight http://lynleahz.com/2012/07/03/father-forgive-me/ and I have a prophetic/news peice I just did the other day on wildfires and terrorists you might be interested in reading as well. God bless you,and my heart goes out to you and all of the people. I know my tragedies of having no power in 100+ degree temps for three days don’t seem like anything in comparison to what you all are going through.

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  12. ginrich says:

    Just preached on prayimg in the dark. Sometimrs we feel God is taking a rest and ignoring our prayers are buy as Jonah, in the big fish in Daniel in the lion’s den and so many others who have gone before us and those walking with us now, God is at His busiest when we are in dark times

    Prayimg for God’s work through you and your family.

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