Heavenly Father, even in this season of disaster and destruction, I sense new beginnings. I pray your will over each and every one of them. New believers, new relationships, saints returning to praise within the churches, new pastorships, growing and awakening of your church, new opportunities for your servants and new days coming for us all rise through the smoke, dust and ashes. Draw us close to your heart. Tune our hearts to praise you. Turn our eyes to see you. Turn our souls to follow you more closely and love you more dearly. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and on them he has set the world.” (1 Samuel 2:8 ESV)