calendar June 6, 2013 in Communications, Disaster Response

Prayers for Building Collapse

Updated June 6: Your prayers continue to be needed for all those affected by Wednesday’s building collapse in Center City. More than 24 hours after the event rescuers continue to comb the rubble. A woman was rescued late last night, bringing the total of those rescued to 14. Six people are known to have died. In a Facebook post, Welcome Church noted that many of its friends live in the area and shop in the damaged thrift store. It is unknown at this time if any friends of the Welcome Church were there at the time of the collapse.

Merciful God, we lift before you all those affected by the building collapse in Center City: those who may still be trapped and the rescuers who work to free them; those who have been injured or killed and their families; and all the medical personnel who are treating the injured. Bring hope to any who remain trapped, empower the rescue crews, comfort all who watch and wait, bring healing to those hurt and guide the hands of those who care for them. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.