As the entire East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, which is predicted to do incredible damage, Cindy Jacobs is firing up her prayer warriors to pray away the storm. She even gives her followers some talking points on how to say the proper prayer in such a circumstance:
1. Rebuke this storm in Jesus’ name. The authority of the believer is powerful enough to shift weather patterns! (Matthew 17:20)
2. Declare that the Prince of Peace reigns over this hurricane, and that His peace will cause the storm to diminish. (Isaiah 9:6)
3. Pray that this storm will not disrupt our Reformation Day prayer initiatives in the eastern states. (Isaiah 54:17)
4. Pray that the Lord would protect every person on the eastern coast, and that there would be no fatalities or serious injuries. (Psalm 91; It would also be good to declare this passage of scripture over the eastern states.)
5. Worship God for his provision, protection, and peace in the midst of storms. (Psalm 59:16)
So when the storm does do major damage, will she admit that the prayer failed? Of course not. She’ll find some little event or fact to claim credit for. If the storm only does $800 million in damage instead of the $1 billion figure that is projected as possible, she will completely ignore the fact that such an estimate is only a very broad prediction and claim that her prayers saved the country $200 million. If an entire subdivision is destroyed by raging flood waters but one little girl is found alive amid the rubble later, that will be proof of God’s divine intervention. That’s how this sort of thing works, by being impossible to falsify. It’s a perfect force field to protect stupidity from evidence.