Thank you for initiating this thread.
As of 4:00 p. m. central time on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at least 5 are known dead but that count will probably rise. Over 150 injured and that number will probably also rise. Many areas of the community look like the aftermath of a war zone.
A prayer for the community of West, Texas:
God our hope, you are in the midst of all who suffer. We suffer from those injured. Make your presence felt within the community of West, Texas who have suffered loss of family, friends and property. Many weep and wail for those unaccounted for. Hear their cries, embrace their pain, allow your light to shine in the darkness and bring peace and comfort to all victims and those assisting others.
Hear us, O God, Your Mercy is Great.