A Bible passage explains how Moses commanded the ground to open and swallow Korah and his household, What happened then is similar to earthquakes that some countries experience nowadays. Earthquakes can happen at any given time when nobody expects it. It is part of the events that Jesus Christ foretold concerning the end of this present world in Matthew 24:7c.Let us pay attention as we learn the meaning, causes, prevention, and response to earthquakes. A landslide is the breaking off and movement of a mass of earth rock or debris down a slope. This is a common scenario in many parts of Nigeria. It occurs gradually along road paths, waterways, sloping environments, and so on. When sloping grounds become unstable, they collapse and flow down, causing destruction and damage in some cases.

1. Prayers against earthquakes

An earthquake is any sudden shaking of the ground due to the movement of rocks beneath the earth’s surface, causing great destruction. It is also called a trembler or tremor. Rocks can stretch in response to stress, The stress can cause the rock to deform and eventually break. The point or area at which a rock breaks is called a fault, When the rock breaks, energy is released, making the rock and earth vibrate, causing an earthquake. Read more and pray seriously.

Causes of Earthquakes

Volcanic Eruption: A sudden release of gaseous, molten, or solid material from a volcano (a volcano is an opening on the earth’s surface through which substances forcefully escape from beneath to the surface, it occurs naturally) into the atmosphere and back to the earth surface. When such happens, it can cause the earth to shake and break wide open eventually.

Tectonic Movement: Movement of a segment of the earth’s crust usually caused by volcanic activity around its outer edges, thereby resulting in the slipping of the rocks.

Man-made: Man’s activity such as drilling of deep holes in the earth’s surface can cause earthquakes. Examples are drilling of deep wells, and bore-holes, mining of minerals and soils, and laying of explosives under the ground.

Spiritual Dimension: The event in Numbers 16:28-33 points out that God can show His sovereignty using natural occurrences.

Effects of Earthquakes

The effects of earthquakes are terrible. Earthquakes result in the loss of homes, hospitals, schools, and social amenities. People get injured and killed in some cases. Money and property are lost as well. It also affects the mental and emotional health of those who witness the occurrence.

Prevention of Earthquakes

Observing and analyzing seismic data regularly to predict and alert people in advance before the occurrence of an earthquake by the government. Introducing laws that allow earthquake-proof buildings to be constructed in earthquake-prone areas.

Conclusion

Earthquakes have been identified as an example of natural disasters, which can cause great damage, destruction, and loss of lives and properties. So let us take the necessary solution to prevent its occurrence by obeying any rule set by constituted authorities to prevent or control it. Decide to educate your peers on what you have learned about earthquakes. Pray that God will protect your environment from experiencing earthquakes. Pay that those who have been affected or displaced by the earthquake in any part of the world will receive every needed help.

Prayer Session

  • God of protection, save me from the earthquake disaster from today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Lord, save my life and the lives of my family from the earthquake disaster by the power of Jesus Christ.
  • Lord Jesus, save my properties from the earthquake disaster from this moment in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh God, protect all those things I depended on from this moment and forevermore in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus, conquer all the power that wants to use earthquake to fight me and my family members from today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Almighty God, my life and the lives of my family members will not perish in earthquake disasters from today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Lord, keep my town, city, village, and nation from the earthquake disaster in the special name of Jesus Christ.
  • Father, my business and company will not be collapsed by the earthquake disaster in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • My father and my church will not experience earthquake disasters by the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Gracious Father, my mother, father, sister, brother, children, wife, and I will not die in an earthquake by the name of Jesus Christ.
  • From today, earthquake, you are powerless over all that concerns me in the gracious name of Jesus Christ.
  • The Bible says if the Son sets me free, I am free indeed; from this moment I am free indeed in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • I thank you for making me your eye and answering my prayers. All glory to god Almighty.

2. Prayers against Landslides

A landslide is a downslope movement of a mass of rock, debris, or soil under the influence of gravity. There are prayer points of protection to pray. Read more and pray seriously for protection from landslides.

Causes of Landslides

Any of the following can result in landslides:

  • Disturbances in the natural stability of a slope.
  • Severe droughts.
  • Volcanic eruption.
  • A sudden surge of water from the ground.

Effects of Landslides

There are positive and negative effects of landslides, the positive effects are:

  • Creating new habitats.
  • Increasing biodiversity.
  • Providing raw materials hidden within the earth.
  • Serving as a good tool for more environmental studies.

Some negative effects are:

  • Damage to the ecosystem.
  • Harm agricultural activities.
  • Destroy infrastructure.
  • Economic loss.
  • Social disruption.

Prevention of Landslides

Landslides can be prevented and controlled through the following:

  • Maintaining as much vegetation as possible on the slope to help retain the soil.
  • Building a retaining wall at the base of the slope.
  • Removing loose soil and replacing it with more dense materials.
  • Digging a ditch to divert landslides away from your home.
  • Channeling water in a lined drainage ditch or sewer pipe to the base of the slope.
  • Replacing landslide-prone top soils and rock with more stable materials.

Conclusion

Landslides can occur in our environment, especially when the area is sloppy. So, we must be conscious of this fact and do all within our ability to prevent it. We can always pray to God, the Creator, to protect us from landslides and to preserve our environment. Have you experienced or observed a landslide? What can you do now to prevent landslides? Pray to God to help you take the necessary steps to prevent landslides and ask God to protect your environment from such disasters.

Prayer session

  • God, I thank You for keeping me from all these while. Let your name be glorious in the gracious name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh Lord, I prophesy that this Land will not swallow me, my wife, and my children from today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • From today, the danger of landslides will not target me and my wife and my children in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh Lord, the evil enemy that wants to fight me with landslides will perish suddenly today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh mighty put your cover on me and family members and save us from landslides starting from today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • Father, shield my church business, and career through your protective hands from landslides in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • God, put your hands on our community and protect our nation from the danger of landslides in the mighty name of Jesus Christ..
  • My Father, this year, none of my family members will die and perish in landslides in the special name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh my land, I prophesy, receive peace from the movement of landslides from today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • My Maker, all my properties will not be the victim of landslides starting from this moment in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • From today, no evil of landslides will befall me, my wife, my children, and all my properties in the special name of Jesus Christ.
  • My nation will not experience the siege of landslides this year in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.