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Father, we pray for the residents of Rolling Fork and for anyone else who was affected by this tornado. Bring comfort, healing, and restoration, Lord.
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In what is surely their greatest time of need, the residents of Rolling Fork are turning to God in prayer. Amen!

From American Family News. Friday’s storm flattened entire town blocks, but the Rolling Fork Methodist Church withstood the high winds. And so the first Sunday after the twister commenced just like any other Sunday — with congregants reaffirming their faith and finding solace together.

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“We are a very religious community,” said Laura Allmon, a fourth-generation congregant. “It just means a lot for us to be able to get together and pray and be thankful for what we have.”

At least 25 people were killed and dozens were injured late Friday in Mississippi as the storm ripped through one of the poorest regions in the country, carving out a swath of destruction. …

Their homes rendered unlivable, many Rolling Fork residents flocked Sunday to the network of churches dotting the landscape. It is a close-knit farming community bound by intergenerational ties of family and faith that form the social fabric of this rural Southern town of about 2,000. …

Founded nearly 135 years ago, the Rolling Fork Methodist Church has long been a source of support and resilience in hard times, its members said.

Since the church building was without power Sunday morning, roughly two dozen worshipers gathered on its historic steps and bowed their heads while [Rev. Mary] Stewart delivered a short sermon.

“We’re grateful, Lord, that you brought us through this storm,” she said, standing in sunshine beneath a clear blue sky. “We have a lot to do and a lot of rebuilding, and there are people that we’ve lost in our town. … We pray for their families.” …

Just a few blocks down the road from the Rolling Fork Methodist Church, pastor Britt Williamson spoke from the pulpit at First Baptist Church, addressing rows of weary congregants. …

He said faith gives people something to hold onto during life’s challenges.

“We don’t want to help people just to give them a place to live. We don’t want to feed them for a day,” he said. “We want to give them an eternal home.” …

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(Excerpt from American Family News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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April 3, 2023

Father, send them help, strength, support. Bring godly hope, peace, wisdom, and unity. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Peg B
March 30, 2023

Heavenly Father, we lift up the residents of Rolling Fork to You and thank You for them. Please bind up the broken-hearted and bring them comfort and peace. Let the Holy Spirit hover over these people, counseling them and strengthening them for each new day, as only You can. Let this nation and others see that the light of Christ will lead these people, that His peace will protect their hearts and minds. Please send wise counsel to the decision makers and the Pastors, and let generous hands of help for each day ahead come. LORD, Your eyes are surely upon these people and You will not abandon them. Thank You for Your help and steadfast love. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.

March 29, 2023

We call upon the G-d of all comfort to bring your love ones peace and restoration. You are the G-d of more than enough to cause someone to supply all their needs so they can rebuild again. Give your people supernatural strength (joy of the L-rd) at this time. I pray a pentecost anointing to cover Mississippians in Jesus name.

Ken Budz
March 29, 2023

Lord please help the people who are hurting, especially the ones who believe in You. May they get all the relief they need to ease their mind, body, heart and soul. Pure out Your Spirit upon them and give them comfort and peace please. Amen.

Carol Dowe
March 29, 2023

Praying comfort and provision for these dear families.
Lord, help us surround them with your love and their needs.


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