Churches Throughout Green Country Pray For Texas

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 6:39 pm

The rain has stopped but the need continues for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Sunday, churches throughout Green Country paused to think about the storm's victims.

President Donald Trump declared today a National Day of Prayer.

But congregations are also finding ways to give.

At Church on the Move, leaders took time to pray for our neighbors in Texas.

So far, the church says it's able to give $100,000 and encourages its members to donate specific items. 

Lead Pastor Whit George said, "We're grateful to be able to give and support those who have lost so much in Houston."

Pews in churches throughout Tulsa filled with people praying and looking for ways to give.

At First United Methodist, church members gave more than $7,000 to Clear Lake United Methodist Church in Houston, which is sheltering Harvey victims.

Senior Pastor Jessica Moffatt said, "For us, this is a two-fisted event. It's a day of prayer, and it's a day of giving."

Moffatt says they're praying for anyone who is out rescuing people, and those who are suffering.

"We especially offered prayers today for those who are grieving. We understand there have been a lot of deaths, we maybe don't even know how many more deaths there will be." Moffatt said.

Dale Tranberg a member at First United Methodist Church, said Sunday's sermon helped shape his focus going forward. 

Down the street at Holy Family Cathedral, Jimmy De La Rosa also believes in the power of prayer.

"They're all in our prayers, they're all in our prayers. It's going to help them out." Rosa said.

Governor Mary Fallin tweeted her support for the National Day of prayer saying:
"The power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and I would ask every Oklahoman to look to a greater power this weekend."