While the coroner expects the number to climb higher, we'll take all the good news we can get. Please continue to pray for all those affected, including the emergency workers from all over who have responded to this situation.
Please also prayerfully consider financial support for those agencies providing food, supplies, medical services and so on during this crisis. If you're not able to give, that's okay - prayers cost nothing.
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought.
... The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.
~ James 1:2-6, 5:17 (The Message)