Churches across the Baltimore region have taken to social media to show support after a tragic incident early Tuesday morning. 

Just before 1:30 a.m. ET, a container ship that had just left the Port of Baltimore, struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse into the Patapsco River. 

Several cars and a group of construction workers were on the bridge at the time of the collapse. Rescue crews are working tirelessly to locate those who may have landed in the river. 

Meanwhile, churches in the area are asking for prayer as they watch this tragedy unfold. 

"This morning, we woke up to news of the tragedy of the Francis Scott Key bridge’s collapse after a ship hit its support beam. We realize this is a very sensitive and challenging time. Please let us know if anyone in the church family or extended family has been affected by this tragedy," said the Greater Baltimore Church. "Our prayers continue to go out to support and encourage all involved. We are praying for survivors, rescue efforts and God’s glory to be revealed during this time."

Florence Methodist Church says they are praying for the first responders in Baltimore.

"Lord give them success in finding and treating survivors. God give supernatural peace to family members who are searching for information right now. Lord hear our prayer."

"Please pray for our city, said Baltimore Baptist Church. "To say this is devastating is an understatement. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

There is no word on what caused the ship to hit the bridge or any updates on survivors.