A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

Tropical Storm Allison Aftermath Houston, Tx

Flooding from Tropical Storm Allison in Houston Texas, June 2001 Buffalo Bayou, White Oak Bayou Confluence and Main St. - 06/09/01. NOAA Photo Library. [1] Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Com
Flooding from Tropical Storm Allison in Houston Texas, June 2001 Buffalo Bayou, White Oak Bayou Confluence and Main St. - 06/09/01. NOAA Photo Library. [1] Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Com

Aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison

Tropical storm Allison caused much damage from the Gulf Coast to Pennsylvania. Many people suffered great loses and had their lives turned upside down. The water did not go down for many days and I personally was not able to get back to work for three weeks. It was during this time that I meditated and reached out to God for help to understand what had occurred.

This is a very special prayer of praise and thanksgiving I wrote during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison. My house was flooded with about five feet of water for three days. It was a terrible loss.

Heavenly Father,
There is such beauty in your forgiveness.
So many times when I have lost my way
And strayed into the path of sin, You
Looked on me in mercy and compassion…
And rescued me from the depths to which
My human frailties had brought me.
When I was devastated by the tragedies
Of life; and all hope was gone,
Your mercy picked me up and set me
On the right path again.
I find myself overwhelmed by the Greatness
Of your mercy and love for me.
You are the light of my life.
You bring light to the darkness and confusion
Of this world in which I live.
You have always been Faithful to me.
My hope is that when You come you will
Find me waiting for you with a garment
That is spotless and washed clean in the
Blood that you shed for me on Calvary!
The sacrifice you made for the World that
Day is something almost impossible to
Father, teach me the way of holiness
That I might walk forever in your sight!
Light of the World, be with me forever….
For You alone, are worthy of Praise.

© Copyright August 2001 Sandra Mireles

This is an original work by Sandra Mireles and is not to be copied, reprinted, or used in any media without permission of the author.

Image Credits: Creative Commons Google Images, NOAA

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David 3 years ago

the foxes havedens the birds have nest but the SON of MAN has noewhre to lay his head, also that you willalways guide FURTHER ALONG MINISTRIES IN YOUR GOODWILL AND PLEASURE! ___>***ekc***

Kazuhiro 3 years ago

Please pray along with me:Lord, thank you for overseeing my son’s life at the Mission. May my son couinnte to follow the direction of the Mission guides as he learns new options and patterns of choices. I pray that my son couinntes to develop his understanding of Christianity. May he realize that adherence to Christian principles will aid him in making better decisions and give him a framework of morals and values. Thank you, Lord, for each day of sobriety as each additional sober day makes it easier for my son to attain another one. Even with minimal communication from a distance, I notice the results of the Mission program and I pray that my son follows the advice and suggestions he is given. Bless the Mission staff for all of their efforts and compassion. Amen.

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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you so much, epigramman. I wrote this prayer after my home flooded for three days with five feet of water during Tropical Storm Allison in 2000-2001. It kind of runs together for me now remembering. God was good to us then and now!

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epigramman 6 years ago

well here is a prayer of praise and thanks - you simply just write wonderful hubs - and we are all better readers for it!

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This prayer nicely shows your faith in your Savior.

These sorts of difficult events should remind us all what Jesus said in Luke chapter 14, verse 15 “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” We then read from verse 32 “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Smireles, because of your rich faith in Him, you are certain to be blessed.

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GiftedGrandma 6 years ago from USA

This is beautiful..It is important to praise God every moment of our lives!

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sororityhousemom 6 years ago from Southeast US

It is always important to remember to praise God in the storm. Thanks for this blog.

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