Good Afternoon my Friends,
The death toll has risen and the destruction realized for our brothers and sisters in and around Gatlinburg. They are suffering greatly so let us pray:
O Merciful God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servants in Gatlinburg for whom our prayers are offered.
Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; endue their souls with patience; comfort them with a sense of thy goodness; lift up they countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen