Gracious God, as Storm Francis moves over our nation this morning and we hear of rescues already taken place, we place all people into Your safekeeping this day Lord. We pray especially that You will be with all the emergency rescue teams, our Police force, Fire Brigades and Ambulance Service. We pray for our Coastguards, RNLI, Mountain Rescue teams, Air Sea Rescue teams and all other rescue agencies. So too we pray for all those who will go out to mend power lines, clear flooding, protect people’s homes and businesses.We take the opportunity today Lord, to give grateful thanks for the work of all these organisations who come to our rescue when we are in need. May You pour out Your blessing on all those who will respond to the needs of others today and everyday. May they feel the assurance of Your presence, Your strength, and Your protection as they serve others. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen. ¬†Amen.