REQUEST FOR PRAYER: Enormous explosion devastates port area [#LebanonExplosion #LebanonBlast #BeirutExplosion #BeirutBlast] 08/05
Christians in Lebanon requested prayer from fellow believers around the world after an enormous explosion devastated the port area of Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020.
“After the economic collapse and the COVID crisis, now a disaster happened due to the explosion at Beirut Port. Destruction all over Beirut. Please pray for mercy from above from our Lord. We believe that faithful prayer is very powerful.”
– Lina Sawan Raad, vice president of the Baptist World Alliance and instructor at Lebanese International University
The Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development, which has partnered with the Baptist General Convention of Texas in refugee relief, posted on Facebook:
“The city of Beirut was rocked today by a massive explosion that occurred in Beirut’s port area. Residents are still reeling while trying to make sense of what happened. Please pray for Beirut, for the wounded, for those whose homes were destroyed, for relief workers, and for the country as a whole as this catastrophe comes at one of the worst times in Lebanon’s history.”
Beirut Baptist School sustained minor damage from the blast, which could be heard 150 miles away in Cyprus.
The explosion killed at least 100 people, injured more than 4,000 and left up to 300,000 homeless, BBC News reported. At least 100 were still missing the day after the blast.
It apparently was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse, according to President Michel Aoun.
Christians in Lebanon request prayer after blast rocks Beirut: