The Sorsogon Prayer Miracle
Sorsogon has been known as a typhoon city but ever since 2007 something miraculous happened.
Bicol prayer power summoned against typhoon
LEGAZPI CITY, 2007 — Climatologists may have the explanation for Typhoon Mina swinging away from the Bicol Region last weekend, but to Bicolanos, the answer was simple enough: typhoon Mina veered because of the power of prayer.
For more than 48 hours, as Mina threatened the region with its center winds of 175 kilometers per hour, radio stations in Sorsogon City were swamped with text messages urging people to pray hard so that the howler would spare their province and the region
On Saturday, after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that Mina had changed course and was headed for northern Luzon, a text message sent to Radyo Natin- Sorsogon said it was the deluge of prayers that made the typhoon turn away.
Pastor Allan Lopez, a physician by profession, said in a text message to Radyo Natin that his group, the Victory Christian Fellowship, and other congregations had dedicated Sorsogon to Jesus Christ to protect its people from the wrath of Mina.
Nothing is impossible
Churches in Sorsogon and prayer groups teamed up with the Intercessor for the Philippines, whose members devote themselves to praying and seeking Divine Intervention.
Sorsogon Gov. Sally Lee, a devout Catholic, said nothing was impossible when people got together to petition the Lord for deliverance. She said prayers had long been proven to be a powerful tool in warding off evil and calamities.