From the LCMS facebook page:
The Ballwin, Mo., home of Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew and Kathy Harrison suffered an accidental house fire today, Wednesday, July 29. All thanks to God, though the damage was severe, no one was hurt. President Harrison expressed his appreciation for the concern and prayers of all as he and his family work through things.
We pray: O heavenly Father, we know You do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men, and that Your mercy is over all that You have made. Remember the Harrisons in the aftermath of this house fire. Thank you for sparing their lives. Use us, we pray, as instruments of Your care and love for them, for You are a good and gracious Father, and to Your unfailing love we commend them all, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
From what I have heard, the family is all safe, one of the family pets was harmed, and the whole house will have to be rebuilt. We can give thanks to God for His protection and preservation of life. We can give thanks for those whose vocations helped in putting out the fire. We can also pray that property is restored and that the Harrison’s rejoice in the continued giving of daily bread that our Lord gives to them. We can also pray that in such a tragic loss of property that the Harrison family not be led into temptation over things not in their control and see that they have been delivered from evil by the gracious and merciful Triune God.
If the leadership of the LCMS publishes any other way for love to be shown, I will try to let the readers of BJS know.