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article imagePhl 'netizens' turn to prayers as super typhoon makes landfall

By Leo Reyes     Nov 6, 2013 in Environment
Netizens in the Philippines have turned to social media to share their prayers with close family members, friends and everyone who believe in the power of the almighty to divert the approaching super typhoon and spare the country of another major calamity
On Facebook, King Reginaldo, who works in an NGO that monitors typhoons and calamities in Albay, a province in southern Luzon where the super typhoon is expected to pass, posted this prayer in his Facebook page:
"Lord..hear our prayers. Please forgive all our sins and shortcomings. We know You are a loving God. Your children here on earth, especially in the Philippines are crying out loud to You Lord..spare us from this powerful storm. Send Your Holy Angels and protect us O God, or instead command them to wipe this super typhoon off the map. Father God, please, please forgive us. I know some only remember You in times like this, I beg You O God to forgive them because of the earthly things that makes them apart from You. You have the power to calm storms and everything. We trust in You Lord, We love You Lord. Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen."
Here's another of several prayers he is posting and sharing with his Facebook friends:
"Lord its in Your hands now..Heavenly Father, if its Your will..let it be done. You control the universe and everything in it. Please wipe this one out O God. We ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen."
While Reginaldo is busy tracking the likely deadly typhoon as part of his job, he continues to post short prayers asking the almighty to spare the country of another major devastation following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol and Cebu in the south, killing more than 200 people and destroying homes, churches, hospitals, bridges and other infrastructure in the area.
Reginaldo's prayers are being shared by people who believe in the power of the almighty as he continues to disseminate information to the public via the social media to warn and advise the people in the communities located along the path of the typhoon.
To view Reginaldo's page which contains some of his prayers, click here.
The super typhoon (previously Tropical Storm Haiyan) is expected to make landfall on Friday and forecasters believe it will be the strongest to hit the Philippines in 2013. It will be known locally as Typhoon "Yolanda" when it enters the Philippines. Read more.
The typhoon track as shown in forecast by local and international weather stations covers a wide area when it makes landfall in the Philippines on Friday.
The state weather bureau PAGASA, said signal No.4 may be raised in some areas along the path of the typhoon. Under this typhoon signal, the wind speed goes beyond 200 kph and it could be very destructive as it can uproot trees and destroy homes, power lines and similar infrastructure.
Meanwhile, residents located along the path of the typhoon have been advised to evacuate to safer grounds ahead of the typhoon landfall on Friday.
Authorities have started mobilizing national and local disaster coordinating units to prepare for onslaught of the powerful typhoon.
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