Prayers for those caught in and those battling the western wildfires

More fire erupted on Friday morning.  News reports tell of heroic efforts by fire fighters to protect homes and lives. Evacuation orders come quickly and people have to move fast.

Let us remember  in prayer those affected by the devastating fires, those who have lost their homes, those who continue to work around the clock to bring the fires under control and for those who are providing aid to the homeless and the responders.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is in constant communication with the Presbyteries and Ecumenical partners.

Holy one, you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, fire and chaos. Surround the people of the California fires with your grace and peace. Guide those who are separated from loved ones to be reunited. Give strength to those who continue to fight the flames.  Sustain those who work to rescue, to provide comfort, to offer support and to provide care.  Fill all with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer.