Father, both of these families are grieving this morning. I pray for them. Thank You for being a God who is able to comfort and provide peace in the midst of tragedy and the fear of death. Thank You for having the power to do what no one else can. Thank You for being able to go to places that no one else can go. Father, I pray each family would through these tragedies come into an intimate relationship with You. If we do not know Jesus, we do not have eternal life. Father, thank You that we don’t have to know them because You do. Thank You for giving us prayer on behalf of others and that the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous avails much. You know and hear the cries of Your people. We thank You Jesus.