How To Be Cool When It’s 109 Outside…

by Michelle on June 27, 2012

in Thought Provoking

Here in Texas, we were blessed with a much cooler June than last year.  We’ve been pleasantly cruising along in the 90s for most of the month.  Well, at least we were in the 90s until the last week or so. Then… Bam!   100+ temps.  It seemed as if the heat slapped us all in the face overnight.  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way, because my instagram feed was filled with photo after photo like this:

It’s hard to think about anything but the heat when it’s this hot out.  We ride in our air conditioned cars and snap incredulous photos of the temperature gauge on our dashes.  We sit in our air conditioned offices with a fan blowing on us as we work. We exclaim how hot and miserable it is after a 2 minute walk outside to grab the mail.

Do we ever stop to think about those who aren’t so air-conditioned on days like this? Those who have to work outside, no matter how hot it gets, to feed their families? Those who can’t afford the luxury of air conditioning in their homes? Those on the streets?  Here in our own communities, and halfway across the world… There are a lot of people suffering without any relief from the heat.

Your ‘be cool’ summer mission:

Every time you walk outside, or look at the temperature this summer and think how miserably hot it is, stop and say a prayer for those who aren’t blessed with relief from the heat.  Just pray whatever your heart leads you to pray.  How many times will you think about how hot it is this summer? Let’s start a huge flood of prayers going up!

Wouldn’t that be cool?

Something to think about…


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenni June 28, 2012 at 6:58 AM

So true! Yesterday we lost power due to construction near our street, so we went to the public library. We are blessed to have access to A/C just about anywhere here…


This Glorious Day June 28, 2012 at 7:11 AM

What a great post! I will definitely be adding those people who don’t have a/c or who work outside to my prayers!


Lyli@3dLessons4Life June 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Great idea! Thanks for this reminder to be thankful for the little things we so take for granted. :)


Sylvia R June 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

I do think of others like that often, but (I’m sorry and ashamed to say) don’t often think to pray for them. It ought to be automatic! Thanks for this excellent reminder!


Mary June 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Harris County has sure been hot the past few days! I do pray for all those who have to work in this heat and pray that all have access to a/c.


Laurie Collett June 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Praying for all those facing extreme weather. We are blessed indeed!
Thanks for hosting the linkup, & God bless!


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