Prayers for those vulnerable to the oppressive heat

We are having record breaking heat this summer.  Prolonged periods of heat and humidity can be very dangerous for many people, animals and the land. Let us pray for those who do not have air condition, those who must work outside, for the youth at triennium in Indiana, for the elderly and those who are providing assistance for those who are vulnerable to the heat.

God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.  By your spirit, lift up those who are in need of escape from the oppressive heat, sustain those who work to assist and provide cooling and water to those who are without means to stay cool and out of the heat.  Keep our young people safe as they continue to learn and experience the church and your love. Keep safe those who must be out in the heat.  We pray that this heat wave doesn’t become deadly.  We pray in Jesus name. Amen.