From Iowa to Florida, for four days savage weather has left a swath of death and destruction. With thirty-five dead that we know of and untold numbers injured and homeless, our prayers at Lansdowne Baptist Church go out to you all. We stand beside you in these awful times and pray for you. You have our support and our concern as the rains fall and increase the struggle.
Let us pray together for those who have died and who live on, suffering:
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, and who by your mighty power raised Jesus Christ from the dead, give us the light and life of your presence. Help us to put our trust in your wisdom and to open ourselves to the ministry of your love. Open our hearts, that we may truly hear your words or encouragement as they come to us from the Scriptures, and that by their consolation we may be lifted out of our sorrow to know that in Christ there is life eternal. Amen.