Lord the awesome power of natural forces which destroy our material possessions and take lives is frightening to men everywhere.
Recently, Lord, storms and tornados have destroyed many small towns and homes where good people lived and worked.
Lord be with those people as they grieve their losses and seek to rebuild their homes and lives. Help them to see in this disaster an opportunity to realize once more what is most important in their lives.
If they suffered loss of homes and other material possessions, help them to be grateful for human life that was spared. If they suffered the loss of loved ones, help them to be grateful for lives not lost.
Lord, bring all the help that is available to the victims of this tragedy to the forefront so that they can take advantage of it right now while it is needed; and as they go about the rebuilding process, strengthen them and give them courage.
We ask these blessings in the name of Jesus.