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Prayer: Our First Response

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people.
Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.”
(1 Timothy 2:1 NLT)

The latest news reports have been hard-hitting deep in the heart of Texas, and the headlines are heartbreaking – tornados, shootings and stabbings. People have died. Others struggle to live. Old norms have been uprooted, displaced by a new and unsettling reality – loss, despair and fear.

Hope For The Heart expresses our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the recent tragedies.

The common denominator in each event is the people we depend on – the heroic first responders who proudly wear the uniform of firefighter, paramedic and police officer. Their task is to respond quickly to assist every need, every emergency, every catastrophic disaster. For these public servants, the ongoing exposure to unthinkable tragedy leaves a trail of emotional debris that weighs heavily on their minds in ways most cannot comprehend.

Our first response to these heroes is to pray. We pray for God’s sustaining grace to bring comfort and healing to them. We pray that God will protect them and give them strength, courage and wisdom in the face of fear and difficult situations. We pray that God will give them compassion for those they serve, endurance for long days, and rest at night. Lastly, we pray that God will keep their families safe and give them peace.

We are deeply thankful for our first responders, and we want to offer help in any way. If you or someone you know is a first responder, we want to make a few resources available to you:

  • Need to pray?
    Our Hope Care Representatives are available to talk, pray or just listen to any struggle you’re facing. You can call 800-488-HOPE (4673) between 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Need to talk?
    Our counseling ministry, HOPEworks, offers counseling at a greatly reduced cost to first responders. All of our counselors are licensed by the state of Texas, including licensed marriage and family therapists and certified life coaches who tailor therapeutic plans to individual needs. To learn more or to schedule your appointment, call HOPEworks at 972-212-9175 or visit the HOPEworks website.

  • Need quick answers?
    We have free digital downloads available (below) that offer quick, biblical counsel on a variety of topics.


Thank you to all of our first responders. We are here to help.


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