Lord, today we pray for the Philippines, where at least 27 people have died due to Tropical Storm Urduja. Heavenly Father, our primary concern at the moment is that the missing be found. And our desire is for as many as possible to be found alive. Give any who are trapped strength and determination to survive, clear thinking, and hope. Show them the way to freedom. Direct rescuers their way. Lord, we pray for those who have lost loved ones in this storm. Give them comfort in this dark hour of deep grief. We pray for those who have lost homes. May they find shelter and have their needs met by generous people around them. We pray for the towns that are isolated due to collapsed bridges. May they function well through the entire process of being reconnected to their neighboring communities and nation. We pray that President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to the damaged areas would lead to wise, effective and prompt assistance. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.