A Florida Pastor recently told the 700 Club that her congregation’s prayers are responsible for pushing tropical storm Isaac away from Tampa and the Republican National Convention. According to Right Wing Watch, Jesten Peters of Keys of Authority Ministries made the bold statement that it was her organization’s powerful prayers that ultimately pushed the storm away from the RNC.
Christian Broadcasting Network reports that Peters is part of “Pray Tampa Bay,” an organization that attempts to blanket the conventions with positive prayer. When the group decided to shift their focus to the impending storm, Isaac began to alter its course.
“We have had lots and lots of people praying around the clock that it would move,” Peters explained. “And if you watch from the very beginning where they were saying it was coming up and now where they’re saying it’s going, then it’s really moved a lot for us, and we appreciate God doing that and moving it for us.”
Isaac, of course, has transformed from a tropical storm into a full-blown hurricane, one that could land in Louisiana on the seventh anniversary of Katrina. Numerous celebrities, including When The Levees Broke filmmaker Spike Lee, have taken to various social media sites asking people to pray for those in harm’s way.
“Prayers And Blessings For The Good People Of New Orleans And Gulf Coast For Oncoming Hurricane. BE SAFE.BE WELL. Peace And Love.God Bless You,” Lee tweeted.
According to the CBN, the Florida pastor and her prayers aren’t the only religious discussions that have popped up over the course of the past few days. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm angered quite a few people when she suggested the storm was God’s way of derailing Republicans and the convention.
“Convention delay due to Isaac: I guess God has ways to shut that whole thing down,” she wrote in a recent post on Twitter. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for the backlash to begin.