we pray about the rescue operation happening at the five-story building that collapsed
in India Monday. We are thankful for the dozens of people who have
already been rescued and pray that they will receive the necessary medical
treatment as efficiently as possible. Lord, we pray that any more people who
are trapped will be found as quickly as possible. Guide the rescuers. Sharpen
their hearing. Show them where to look. We pray also, Lord, for those who
grieve the loss of the one life that has been discovered and the loss of homes.
Comfort and provide for them. May friends, neighbors and even strangers help
the hurting quickly and enthusiastically. Finally, Lord, we pray that the truth of
this situation will be uncovered. With this building constructed only nine
years ago, it seems likely there are ethical questions. Please guide
investigators as they explore these possibilities. May no person or influence
of any kind corrupt the investigation. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.