your holy Word tells us
that no trouble or loss
can separate your people
from your love which is ours in Jesus Christ our Lord.
for those who have suffered losses of home and property,
for those whose loved ones are missing,
and for those whose loved ones have died
in the wildfires of California.
Deliver your people from all evil.
Remind us all that the things of this world pass away,
but you and your mercy endure forever.
Use this disaster
to lift the eyes of many
from the things of this world,
and to look to you
as the only provider, protector,
and refuge in all trouble;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Paul C. Stratman, 2018