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Heavenly Father, we pray for Cairo as the city recovers from another deadly train accident. We pray for those who grieve the loss of the 20+ people who died. We pray for identification of those who have not yet been confirmed, so that families and friends can know what happened and begin the process of closure. We pray for the injured, that they would receive efficient, thorough, effective medical care as quickly as possible. May these patients show amazing resilience as they recover from their physical and emotional injuries. We pray for the business owners whose livelihoods were destroyed as the platform and nearby buildings were covered in flames. May they begin anew and recover from this loss on every level. And, Lord, we pray for a successful investigation of what went wrong. May the cause of this tragedy come to light and be appropriately addressed. May the national and local government, along with railway management, discern how to best improve this transit system, specifically its safety record. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.