Almighty God, you are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We begin by declaring who you are today, because the devastation of the earthquake in central Mexico could be overwhelming. It's amazing to know that even the ground under our feet cannot necessarily be relied upon. It’s hard to imagine our world falling down around us: our schools, workplaces and homes. Lord, we pray today for those in Mexico City and surrounding communities who experienced just that. The grief is overwhelming in this area today, having lost possibly hundreds of people to this earthquake, including an entire school of children. Lord, as people reel with grief, may they also focus on the urgent needs around them. We pray particularly for all those helping with rescue efforts. Please give them supernatural strength of mind and body, clarity of thought, and effectiveness of efforts as they continue to search for survivors. We pray for people to find shelter, food, water, and whatever else they need. We pray for comforters--official and unofficial--to move among the people, bringing words of healing and hope, amid this great trial. May you reveal yourself and your goodness even in the midst of tragedy. In Jesus’ powerful name we pray, amen.