(NaturalNews) The time for preparedness is over. Now those who are in the path of Hurricane Sandy and the converging “superstorm” must hunker down, ride out the storm and stay focused on safety and survival. They need the blessings of all of us who are not in harm’s way, so today Natural News urges all our readers to say a prayer for those who are about to find themselves at ground zero.
The National Weather Service has issued a public warning describing the storm as “…AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA…”
It goes on to urge residents to heed evacuation warnings, adding, “THINK ABOUT THE RESCUE/RECOVERY TEAMS WHO WILL RESCUE YOU IF YOU ARE INJURED OR RECOVER YOUR REMAINS IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE.”
This is unusually blunt language from the National Weather Service. In fact, I don’t recall ever seeing NWS warnings with this kind of urgent language.
Immediately after this story was published, the NWS pulled its online warning, but we captured a screen shot of the full alert before it was pulled. Here it is:
Before you pray, don’t forget to prepare
My motto is: Prepare, then pray. Prayer cannot take the place of preparedness, of course. To sit around praying while doing nothing to take responsibility for your own preparedness is foolish. But prayer can help lend strength and courage to those who need it most. The scientific literature reveals many rigorously tested clinical trials showing that patients recover from surgery more quickly when others pray for them, even in a so-called “double-blind” test where those doing the praying have never met the person they’re praying for.