This week I've really felt compelled, in the face of these very real hurricane threats and other threats arising around the world, to no longer pray for the physical welfare of humans in the path of destruction, so much as that God would have Mercy on the souls that might/will be lost. If you're standing near to ICBM missile silos, and you see them all open up in tandem and launch their missiles, yes you could pray that by some technological glitch, they all self destruct and land harmlessly in the ocean. Or you could understand the immediate reality, grasp that your nation will be on the receiving end of the same any minute, and plead God's Mercy on all the souls who will be lost in a matter of moments. We're no longer anticipating the Storm. We are in it. It's awfully late in the game to hope that hurricanes (and worse) will be steered out to sea by our prayers of supplication. We are in the midst of chastisement of the sort we have all read about and feared, and humanity, unfortunately is deserving of this chastisement. All of us are or are about to experience real suffering. These crosses are upon us whether we like it or not. Make an act of acceptance, right now, of all the crosses that will be coming your way, and consciously offer them up, now, for the souls of family, friends, and the world who do not grasp the nature of the times that are upon us and are unprepared.