Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In Time of Calamity

O GOD, merciful and compassionate, who art ever ready to hear the prayers of those who put their trust in thee; Graciously hearken to us who call upon thee, and grant us thy help in this our need; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We are known for extreme conditions here in South Dakota, but right now we are enjoying a lovely, gentle autumn, while others around the nation really suffer.

Of your charity pray for the people of California, where wildfires are out of control. Pray for Governor Schwarzenegger, for all firefighters, and for weather that favors their efforts. Pray for those who have died or been injured, for several hundred thousand displaced people, for those who are suffering property loss.

Of your charity pray for the people of Georgia, where drought conditions threaten the water supply. Pray for Governor Perdue, for President Bush and federal authorities considering the state's requests for help, and for all the people, especially in the counties most at risk. Pray for rain.


Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to all those in California. Especially all the firefighters risking their lives as they battle flames and try to save houses and lives. My father was one of the residents of Jackson, Wyoming who helped the firefighters during the devastating fires in Yellowstone in 1988. I know of the total dedication these men and women bring to thier jobs. They fight fires through exhaustion, dehydration, fear and sleeplessness. I bow before them and my prayers and thoughts are with them and the entire state of California. May God be them.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Here is Kentucky we've had 2 days of no-stop rain and it looks to continue. There is flooding in many areas of central KY. We needed the rain after an extended drought, but this is too much!