Please pray for Brant Pitre, his wife, Liz, and their four little children who live in Louisianna. Hurricane Gustav is headed right for them and it looks like it could be very, very bad.
Hurricanes are rated in five categories of strength. For some perspective, Katrina, which was one of the five deadliest storms in American history, was a category 3. Gustav is now at category 4 and it still has a ways to go before it makes landfall--which means it will in all likelihood continue to gain strength as it is fed by the waters of the gulf.
The storm is expected to make landfall around Monday night. That means there is plenty of time to pray for them.
If you could say a few prayers, psalms, rosaries, litanies, Masses--whatever you can do!--over the next few days I know they would greatly appreciate it. And let us keep all those in the path of the storm in our prayers as well.
"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God" (Phil 4:6).
Heard from Brant tonight--the Pitres are just fine.
Thanks be to God!
Now, keep your eye on Ike (as well as Josephine?!), and, if you will, please offer another prayer.