Friday, September 12, 2008

Please Pray

UPDATE

Thanks for all the prayer! You guys are amazing. The storm packed a punch. All of our houses are ok... but our church sustained a lot of damage. Some people lost homes and even more have flood damage. I'll dedicate a full post to this when I know more details.

Thanks again for being the body of Christ and stepping up in prayer.

talk to you soon.

-jack

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Hey guys and gals. First of all, thanks for the amazing response on the last post! We've been reading your comments and it's so inspiring to see our generation dreaming big.

We wanted to ask you guys to really pray for us. There was a mandatory evacuation issued in Houston yesterday, so we had to leave our homes. This hurricane could be really really bad, and it's headed straight for us. Prayer works, so we're asking that you guys pray that our homes and churches stay safe and don't get flood or wind damage.

We'll be in Idaho this weekend. Will post an update soon.

Thanks.

-jack

107 comments:

Cody Grissom said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I will mention it in Church, Sunday, and we'll all pray for you. :)
Stay Safe. Can't wait to see you guys October 24th. ;)

Christopher said...

You guys are amazing and I hope everything in Houston and the surrounding areas stay safe when this hits. I'll be praying heavily for everyone that had to evacuate and for everything to remain safe in the hands of God. Love and may God bless all of you.

faithmvsmountain said...

I've been praying for safety and protection, but consider yourselves & families prayed for.
May he keep everyone safe under the shadow of his wings.


"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge."
Psalm 46:1-2,7

_heather said...

I'll definitely be praying for you and everyone else who is at risk of losing everything from this hurricane.
Be safe.

Ester said...

Leeland,

You and your families are in our payers as Ike prepares for landfall. My church is praying for all the evacuees and their homes, families.

sarah will said...

Just wanted to say that when the Tsunami hit Sri lanka, there was a church left standing amongst heaps of houses which were left as rubble! It was only God who could have possibly done that.
Pray that God does exactly the same thing in your situation! Our God is a God of protection, able to keep you guys safe and secure.

Sandra said...

Will be praying for your hometown and the safety of everyone! ~ God Bless!

christina (the dreamer) said...

you don't even have to ask, brothers.

christina (the dreamer) said...

you don't even have to ask, brothers.

Anonymous said...

You can count on my prayers.

cleo said...

Ok, we will pray. God bless you all. Love you brothers. In God you stand.

Nikki said...

Hey guys, I'm praying for you... :)

Ark of Hope For Children said...

Ahhhh yeah. Prayer definately works! Praying this storm hangs a left like Gustav did!

Glad you're ut of harms way.

Blair Corbett and family
Ark of Hope For Children

Cynthia said...

y'all are in my prayers that the hurricane would bypass your homes and that no one would be injured in this hurricane

Jessica said...

I'll be praying for all the families and their homes from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi!!!

Katie said...

I'm praying for you guys. I go to the University of Mobile in AL, so we've experienced many hurricanes in just the last month. I'll be praying that the supernatural happens and it disappears. God Bless!

Jpack said...

you all are definitely in my prayers... you're music has been something that has lifted me up when I have been down... so now this is the least I can do for you all. I'm a youth minister at a church in Ohio, and our whole congregation will be praying for the people in TX (one of our elders is on vacation there now actually as well). God Bless!

Nina said...

I will be praying for you guys!!! i know how it feels to have to leave your homes and everything behind. Me and my family live in Louisiana have already had to evacuate for Hurricane Gustav just a couple of weeks ago. But no matter what happens, God is in control of our situation!

Much Love to you all,

~Nina

Bekka said...

Praying for you guys.I really hope your homes and churches stay safe! We have been getting really bad winds here in AZ no clue why.

Becky

Roman's said...

Hey guys, Ricky J from Ohio here, the guys and I have already been praying for you when we heard on CNN where this thing was headed. God is SOVEREIGN. A good friend told me that once. Keep our eyes on Him!!!!!!!! God Bless.
Rick
Romans Highway

Anna said...

I'm praying for you and all the people living there in the Houston area!

Paula said...

Hey Guys!
I'll be praying for your safty and of the others down there!!
You have to watch for tornadoes and such so I pray the Lord will protect you all from those too.
I also pray the Lord would be glorified in this storm...that He would show Himself to people in whatever the storm does. He has caused storms to settle down and He also uses storms (not only weather storms but storms in life) to draw people to Himself! :)
So I pray that He would do that!
I pray that He will give you all the peace that passes all understanding too.
Love you guys and I send hugs.
Paula in IL where Ike's supposed to come up and bring rain! Amazing!

ubercassie said...

I'll definitely pray for all you guys! God Bless :)

Katelyn Furr said...

i am in louisiana, but all we have is tornado warnings. so i will pray for yall. oh and sisters giving birth today! pray that lady of the lake hospital,my sister, and the baby stays safe! thanks guys! I love yall. Come back to batonrouge!

JenniferKelly said...

God will take care, but I'll keep you in prayer :]

Jackie said...

I plead the blood of Jesus over all of you, your loved ones, homes, vehicles, and businesses.
May you all have safe travels as well.

Anonymous said...

I am in Florida and when the Hurricanes were coming I made signs for all my windows and I now stand with believers of Christ on the Word. As it is written, " And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it FELL NOT: For it was FOUNDED UPON THE ROCK" Matthew 7:25 Jesus is OUR ROCK!!! I am in agreement with you on the safety of your homes, church and friends and family ....

Kristin said...

We will all be praying. I am a stay at home mom and don't normally do this but your music is amazing! The way that you all sing and play makes me feel what i know you guys are feeling. Our youth group and our church will keep all of you in our prayers

Emily <3 said...

Yeah, I definitely will.
I just moved to Texas and I'm scared about it too because I've never had to worry about hurricanes before.

James ~n~ Amber said...

Prayers are out. We live in Crosby and are prepared for the worst. I pray for your families as you all are away. God bless....

Cherri said...

If faith can move a mountain, it can turn around a hurricane.

I also pray peace over you and your families through this time, a peace that passes all understanding. God's in control, and more than able to keep you safe.

Summer said...

Hey guys. Will definitely be praying for you, your family, friends, loved ones and community. There is a bible verse that I would like to share with you that I always cling to because it seems to apply to any problem I face, and that is Daniel 10:19.
"God loves you very much. Do not be afraid. Calm yourself. Be strong." Also, Job 1:21 "God gives. God takes. God's name be everblessed." And Phillipians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Hope these bless your heart and wish you guys safe travels during this time of bad weather and always. -Summer

Kel said...

Being we are from Dickinson we have already had the gulf coast in our prayers. We had to evacuate as well. Be safe on your trip ... grace and peace Kelly

Anonymous said...

You guys are definitely in our prayers.
Blessings on your familys.
See you Saturday.
-The Christian Children's Ranch
Eagle, ID

Kimberly said...

In Jesus' Name!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard about the Ike heading to Texas you are in my prayers.

God Bless,
Cecilia

Lisa said...

I will definitely keep you all, your homes, and your families in my prayers!

Matt Rose said...

will do, guys. i don't know if you've ever heard the story about Jason Upton and the tornado in Tulsa (sounds kinda like a kids' story when i write it like that). but anyway, if you haven't, you can check it out at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILPyGtzNv4

austin roberts said...

yah i'll def pray for you guys, haha and the hulk is a pretty fun ride huh :)

Rebeccca said...

Lord, please protect all the homes, we know that this was not your original plan for us to have death & destruction.

Lord please protect these homes and people and show us yor sovereign hand, that you may be glorified in this unperfect world by your perfect love!!

We will rest under the shadow of your wings. We love you. Amen

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you guys and everyone else in that region. I'm in South Texas and just experienced Dolly, so I've been thinking about everyone in that area a lot lately. I'll repost your bulletin on Myspace and continue to pray!

~Celeste

Sheena Selvera said...

Wow! We will be keeping you and the rest of Houston in our prayers. God is good, and faithful... but unfortunately we still live in an imperfect world. Don't be discouraged if some things do get damaged. God will provide for your needs. Lord, protect the families and homes of our friends there in Houston. You are the Father of all things and we know that you can control this hurricane. So Lord we ask that you will keep them in your hands and carry them through this time. This is asked in the name of Jesus, Amen. God Bless. SHEENA

John C. Howard said...

I will definitely pray. I have been very inspired by your music over the last couple years and believe that your band is standing up for God and is not afraid to profess Him. I was reading Isaiah the other day when it said in Isaiah 59:1 " Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:"

He hears your prayers, and the prayers of those that put Him first. Man we serve an awesome God. Continue to do what you do. Come back to atlanta soon!

IN CHRIST!
-john

Charlene Griffin said...

I will definitely be in prayer for you guys and your families and churches. My dad works storm breaks (he's an outdoor electrician) and he's currently in Baton Rouge, LA cleaning up from the last one. It's crazy the power those things have. But, don't forget...God is in control. :) God bless and be safe in Idaho! :)

Sarah said...

Yeah!! I heard about it on the news! I'll def be praying for you guys!! A friend of mine lives in Houston also and she said their packing up their things in case they have to leave and shes scared to death! And like you said, prayer works =) So I will def be praying for you guys! And good luck in Idaho! God Bless =)

MuCh LoVe!
Your Fan & Sister In Christ,
Sarah

milla! said...

Yesterday I saw the tv. and already started to pray for you since yesterday. CNN always report. I saw the caravan of cars and do not worry. The Lord is in their house and the angels are making a barrier on all four sides.
Thanks for your blog. I wondered whether they had left the city in good condition.
Ok.
I love you guy's.
I be prayer for you and for Bolivia too.
ok.
bye
adios!
milla

AWDeansr said...

I am Praying for all of you facing this storm. God will provide!

jimmy hudson said...

already praying man. That looks bad but God is faithful!

Anna said...

praying for protection for your homes!!!! we love you guys =)

Princess Samantha said...

Yes!!! I heard on the news that it was headed to Baytown, and I immediately thought of you guys! I'll definitely be praying!

Debra Bergquist said...

I am glad y'all aren't going to be home!
I really hope that nothing too terrible happens to your town and houses! Have a great weekend guys and I will be praying throughout the weekend and through the next week!
Keep doing what God has given y'all the gift to do! :D
Debra
p.s. cOme back to Atlanta, GA!
I know tons of people that would come to see you guys!

brittanybaker said...

You guys are in my prayers. Being from Florida, I know how scary and irritating hurricanes can be. God is so good though, and He is with us every step of the way. Enjoy Idaho! :)

Brit

barefeetali said...

wow- i had no idea ike was that bad. i will pray right now!
living for Him
ali from cali

romans12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

anniej said...

Bless them Father where they stand in need...mentally,emotionally,physically, spiritually and financially. I plead the blood of Jesus over all that concerns each one of them.Keep their town and all that is in it safe and out of harms way. Replace what is taken or lost Father and give peace to all who are affected by this hurricane, like only You can. In Jesus name....Amen.

Stephen said...

wow ya all be praying! Just trust in God!

Mandy said...

All my friends and I are praying for your families, churches and homes! I pray that God will protect you as you are traveling and and are in Idaho :]

In Christ-
Mandy McLauchlin
and
Baptist College of Florida Students

Tatiana said...

Hi Leeland, God works in hard times too, and you are definitely praying for Houston!

Darlene said...

I have been praying for this storm and the people it's affected since the beginning. I live in South Florida and for a moment it looked like we were going to get hit with a cat 4 storm. I'll be praying for you guys and everyone involved. Prayer is a powerful thing. stay safe.

Chris Campbell said...

I'll be praying. I was just in Houston last weekend for a wedding. I guess we were blessed to miss the bad weather. I hope that God will have mercy and save that area from major damages. Blessings to you guys on your tour!

Karen said...

Hey guys, you (along with everyone else living in that area) will defintely be in my prayers for these next few days.

Living in a city where having a hurricane is pretty normal (Miami, FL), I know the terrible damages one of these storms can cause.

May God bless you and keep you and your homes!

Anonymous said...

hey,

yeah i will differntly pray for u guys,

cant went to see u guys in Pilly PA going to be amazing!!!!!!!

Armando said...

don't worry man... like from the human p.o.v. we'll always worry 'cause of our emotions, but we know that God has everything under control and whatever happens, even though we might not understand it, is for a greater good... you'll always be in our prayers...

Christa622 said...

Please know that there are people in the northeast (MA) praying for all of Texas! I have a lot of family in Houston, Baytown, Crosby and Huffman. Be strong! All things are possible through Christ who strengthens us.

Jasmine said...

Wow, thats crazy! I'm praying for you and your families!

<3 <3 Jasmine

PurpleBackpack Boys' Sister said...

I will be sure to pray for all of you, and your families. My best friend of many years also lives in Houston, and his home is minutes away from the gulf. I hope more people will pray night and day to keep that storm away!

Keithra5 said...

we are praying for you right now.. God will protect and help..

keith

Priscilla said...

i will be praying ! i also live in houston (pasadena to be exact) we left to my aunts house and we"ll be here til its over. you guys and ya'll families are in my prayers !

Trish said...

I know how you guys feel. I live in La Porte and had to evacuate yesterday. It took 11 hours to get to Dallas and what's worse i haven't heard from some of my co-workers.

You and your families will be in my prayers.

Pilgrim Worship Band said...

Here is an encouraging verse for you guys:

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging" (Psalm 46:1-3).

I will be praying about you guys and people who are affected by this hurricane. May the Lord be your comforter.

-Andrey.

Karen said...

We are praying for you out here in Riverside, CA at Harvest! Please post to let us know how you and your families are and how your property and churches faired.
God bless all of you!
-Karen Jacobsen

jgutowsky said...

praying for you guys. we too are boarded up and waiting for ike. cant wait to hear from you on the other side.

Denise said...

aww, that's really sad :(
I'll pray for all of you, for your families,homes, and church. thanks for being a blessing for us. God is using you, guys!
Romans 8:28 ...And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
love you,guys!
Eilin

Amy said...

As a South Florida girl, I know how scary the threat of a hurricane can be. I will pray for you now. It's all in his hands.

...totally off subject - I loved you guys when you came down here with Casting Crowns. I had never cried at a concert before that night. Thank you for the message you send out.

Amy

Anonymous said...

def. will keep you guys and everyone else there in my prayers!


God bless.

Anonymous said...

First of all I would just like to say that you all are awsome! I saw you at Discovery Camp this summer and it was something I'll never forget! I'm sooo sorry you've been pushed out of your homes but just remember we serve a God that is so GOOD! Ya'll have so many more lives to touch! So just remember that God is in control. I'm believing that the storm will completely leave your homes unharmed! I'll be praying along with my family and church!! Thanks for what you do! Stay Strong!
Rebecca Herring
A Fellow Texan...

Skout said...

i will pray for you guys!
ya know, its really special when you think that prayer is a universal language. i dont know you, but you're asking me if ill pray for you!
i feel like i know you!
lol
but seriously, i will be praying and i will tell my parents and sister too!
i really love you guys!
this blog has been inspirational for me!
tell everyone i said "HI!"
maybe we'll meet some day!

Rhia Papaya said...

James 5:16c :) The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

My friends and I are praying!

Kelsey said...

I WILL pray for you guys. And I ask that you pray for my cousins also. They're staying at the house by themselves this weekend while my aunt is here with us. They live in TX so I pray they'll be safe a comforted by God.

Luis said...

ok.. i'll be praying for you guys!
Hopefully it won't be that bad..
but while your out of your city, you guys should do some shows.. =]
especially in Kansas.. =D ha
anyways you guys rock
God Bless!

Mona said...

Thank you Father that you care about us so much that you would know the number of hairs on our heads. We know that you have ordered the steps of these servants of yours, so I will rejoice and celebrate their place in your kingdom,as they stand firm in faith knowing that they will be carried by you no matter what form a storm may take.

We Love You forEVER Lord,
Mona - the alto lady in the soulfest choir.

Anonymous said...

will do!
love ur guys music!
the devil may be trying to damen ur spirts but the lord is there to keep ya strong!

About Me said...

I will be praying for you guys, I know that the Lord will protect and look over you all. Many blessings and much love.

doherty*rules'12 said...

hey jack and leeland band. i know prayer is very helpful and important so i have been praying over the homes, churches, and other buildings in texas. god always looks out for those who need to be or not so i know he will look out for you and the evacuees. i used to live in texas and weather can be nasty hurricane or not. enjoy idaho though. the beauty there is gorgeous when you find it. much love and prayer,
brhe from colorado springs.

Abi said...

every little thing's gonna be alright :) You're in God's hands.

ceci said...

I pray for you and your city. Jesus is with you, don´t forget it.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you, remember our God is so big so strong and so mighty there's nothing our God cannot do! God will protect you.

Anonymous said...

I have friends in Houston that have to evacuate, I'll be sure and add your prayer request to my list.

Anonymous said...

Will pray guys. I'd forgotten that you were in Houston.

Take care now!

Tess

Sarah said...

Praying!

Remember God is bigger than anything that comes our way, including this massive hurricane! God has a plan in it all, and His will will be done!

I pray for comfort for you guys and your families, and that God would teach you something through this time!

"So do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you in my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

Praying!

Sarah

Sarah said...

Just thought about this, and why not do it here?

Lord, I pray for Jack, Leeland, Jake, Mike and Matt. Please protect them and their families and friends in this trying time. We all know that you are in control, and pray that your will be done in this situation.

Give them peace in their hearts, and unite them even more as a band. I thank you for what they do, and pray that this time would be a growing expereince for them, in whatever way you have planned.

Take away any fear or anxiety, and take them into your shelter. Give them a comfort that they have never experienced before. Bless them beyond expectation.

In your name Jesus,

AMEN!

Sarah

Vicki said...

Lord, I pray that you continue to keep safe the residents of Houston, and all of those from Texas that are traveling right now to safer places and their evacuation sites. We pray for the men of Leeland and their families that the places that they call home, and the churches they worship in. We pray that everyone will be safe, and as this hurricane comes ashore is dissipates and has minimal damage everyplace it touches. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

God bless guys!

nanajobx said...

Abba, I ask that anyone who is reading this now will come into agreement with me. Lord only you hold the wind and the waves. Only you can save and only you are bigger than our biggest fear. I ask right, now rght here that you would rush in and save the day. More than all else I ask that hearts would turn to you and many would be saved. Lord your word says that perfect love casts out fear and I thank you that even though our hearts are troubled we can trust you. You are good all the time. We ask protection on those who are not able to get out of the storm. Emergency works, the poor, the elderly and those who can not care for themselves. Lord make us the Body of Chirst instruments of your peace. And even now before this storm hits we are so aware of the tradgy in Hiait where thousands are homeless, hurgry and dying. Make us to be a people of faith who rush to their aid. Do not allow us to be hearers of the word only. Convict us and give us the direction and courage we need to make a differnce.
I specifically lift up Leeland and their families to you now. I ask that you would provide for all they need so that they may be able to serve you and touch many lives for your kingdom.

Skout said...

I AM STILL PRAYING
REMEMBER, OUR GOD IS A SOLID ROCK. THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD MAY CRUMBLE AND FALL, BUT OUR GOD, THE CREATOR, WILL NOT FALTER!!!!
BUT HE DOES CARE ABOUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, SO DONT WORRY!
GOD WILL NEVER, EVER LET BAD THINGS HAPPEN WITHOUT A PURPOSE.
MAYBE YOU BEING EVACUATED WILL GIVE GOD A CHANCE TO LET YOU RUN INTO PEOPLE WHO NEED HIM!
NEVER STOP PRAYING!


PS. (could you leave me a message???? LOL thx)

by the grace of GOD which transends all understanding,
love you guys!
A friend!

Gemma said...

I don't know how you guys can do it. Im in australia and we never have any type of scary nature disasters.
I saw funnel clouds in Ohio and that alone was enough to make me fear for my life. But to have to leave homes and churches and just wait for it to hit or not to hit.... I couldn't even imagine how that would feel.
You, your family and your friends are in my prayers this night.
God only knows....

Anonymous said...

we are praying hard core for you and all of the people in that area,for strength and wisdom in this time.

love in christ

Beth Payton said...

I will def be praying for you guys. I absolutely LOVE your band. You are the best. And it inspires me to see you serving God the way you do. Keep up the awesome work. I pray God continues to bless you and your ministry :D

God, please keep your mighty hand on my brothers and sisters. Shield them with you arms and keep them safe. Don't let any harm befall them. Amen.

Joshua Lopez said...

I'll be prayin' There's absolutly NOTHING that our God cannot do!!!! IS there anything thats too difficult??? If it was He that created the mighty winds then it is He that will re-route them AWAY from His own.

alyssa said...

Im so sorry 2 hear tat I will definatly pray 4 u guys. may God b with u on ur way 2 Idaho.

Lisa said...

I'll definitely be praying for your homes and churches guys and everyone else this is effecting.
God bless.

EmilyG said...

we're prayin!!! we love yall so much!
-Em and the rest of the Glidewell crew :)

Anonymous said...

i will pray for you and for your families that God may protect you and that you may stay save!...
be blessed...

Ransomed Soul said...

I'll be praying for you guys, your families, your hometowns and churches, and that whatever may happen, God's grace WILL BE sufficient for each one of you.

And thank you for all you do, on the road, singing and sharing God's message, hope and encouragement to a generation that desperately needs Him more than ever. Leeland, you guys are SO amazing. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

THE MORTON FAMILY WILL PRAY FOR YOU GUYS AND YOUR FAMILYS AND FRIENDS. THAT WHEN YOU GET HOME YOUR HOMES WILL BE UNTOUCH GOD BLESS

Anonymous said...

Hey hope eveyone is ok. I'll be praying for yall. Much luv
-Becky 1 cor. 9:24

Ebby G said...

gosh...thats really hard :(

i dont live in the states, my family moved over to England a while ago, but i still feel this stuff. and it really saddens me :(

im so thankful it wasnt worse...but will really pray for you guys

and remember that God uses hardships. he brings people together through it...and sometimes seperates people. and bones that are broken are loads stronger when they are mended

remember that :)

Ebby
xXx

Trex said...

Hi Leeland,

My family and I first saw you guys in Merritt Island Florida at East Coast Christian Center and thought you were awesome...I was hoping you could come to a new church I have attented in Big Pine Key FL...they need a spiritual lift as most of them don't even stand during worship...I just want to wake the up! Please help.

Trex
email: sharitrexler@comcast.net

cowgirl 4 Christ said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry about your church. But your houses are fine? That's great! At least you have a home to come home to.
Psalm 34:1-4, 6-8 Says: "I will extol the Lord at all times;
His praise is on my lips.
My soul will boast in the Lord, let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
He delivered me from all my fears.
(6)This poor man called, and the Lord heard Him, He saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord ancamps aroundthose who fear Him, and He delivers them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that takes refuge in Him."
God Bless!
I will definetly be praying for you guys always.