"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." --Psalm 46:1
Prayer: "O God, many of us are aware of the great suffering that is now taking place in large portions of the south, southwest, and midwest due to the tornado outbreaks this week. Some of us know personally some of those effected. We pray for the survivors, many of whom are wounded and suffering from great loss. Some lost everything they had, including precious friends and family members. Our hearts go out to them this night, and we know you have not forgotten them. So in this darkness of nights for so many, remind those who hurt that you are our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Comfort those who grieve, touch those who are injured, and may your ever-present love sustain them all, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."