2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed,
we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
LET US PRAY
Lord God, our Almighty Creator, protect our brothers and sisters that are directly
affected by the wildfires in California. Give them hope and strength.
Touch their hearts, we know that You are present at this very time and a strong fortress.
Let your spirit fill them with strength to rise from these ashes.
Lord, bless them to start over from these wildfires and return what the enemy took from them.
Let the ruins be restored and their hurting be healed.
Lord, heal those who have injured and wounded, comfort and ease their pain.
Guide and cover our firefighters who bravely tackle these wildfires.
Forgive us our sins and lacking, open our eyes and ears to listen to the calling of our mother nature.
Lord, we pray for the improvement of air quality that we can breath comfortably.
Keep us away from sickness, Lord. Save us from this darkness and bring us light, love, healing, and peace.
We pray for those who have lost everything they have known, all they have worked for.
We pray for your provision for those who find themselves without shelter or a place to rest.
In your mercy and provision God, may those who have plenty answer the call to provide for those who are without.
Soften hearts so that strangers will provide for strangers.
We pray for room to be made for those who are displaced, whether they find shelter with family,
friends, a church body, or strangers, soften hearts in the process,
as you call on people to be your hands and feet, and meet the needs of those in greatest need.
May those who serve the needs of their neighbor recognize that
they do this not just for themselves or for their neighbor, but for you as well.
We pray for those who have lost loved ones to the fires.
Most of us cannot imagine the pain and suffering such a sudden loss would bring.
We pray that you would lead us, who watch from near and far across the country,
to weep with those who weep, and mourn with those who mourn.
Let us not skip over this important step of lamenting for what is lost as we feel
the pains of a world that is not yet made right, and the effects of the
Fall still spread with a powerful sting across our land, and through our lives.
For those who do not know you, who are not reconciled to you,
Father God, we pray that this nearness to life and death would jolt them out of their sleep.
May they recognize that you are Lord, that they live in the mercy of your will,
and that a life separated from you is headed toward destruction.
We pray you open their eyes to the truth of your Word,
that their hearts may soften to receive your promises of a Kingdom that will not be lost in flames.
May they put their eternal hope in the saving work of Jesus, and not in riches or material things.
Lord, you are the God of all comfort.
We pray for the victims and the friends and families of victims to know
and experience your comfort like never before. We pray they feel the comfort
and reassurance of your presence, that they would trust and rejoice in your promises
of new life and restoration found in your Word. Even as the fires continue to spread,
may those experiencing loss worship you as they hope in your coming Kingdom.
We pray, Father, for communities, for families, for neighborhoods, and businesses
to look out for one another as these events play out. We ask that your spirit would
pour itself out over the land, to protect the most vulnerable and in need, and see them to safety.
We pray that even in the most terrible turn of events that you would be recognized and trusted as good.
God, may a spirit of peace and faith in your strength and might win out over a spirit of fear.
We pray that those on the ground, nearest to the danger and destruction would feel
your guiding hand, and not succumb to terror. Provide the peace and faith that can only
come with the work of your Son, Jesus, through your Holy Spirit.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.