Today we have bushfires in a number of places in Tasmania. Please join with me in prayer.
I include this Prayer in time of Bushfire (slightly edited) from the Anglican Church of Australia’s A Prayer Book for Australia.
All things look to you, O Lord,
to give them their food in due season:
look in mercy on your people,
and hear our prayer for those whose lives and possessions are threatened by fire.
Give protection and wisdom to fire fighters and other emergency service personnel.
Encourage our generosity to those who suffer loss.
In your mercy restore your creation and heal our land.
So guide and bless your people,
that we may enjoy the fruits of the earth
and give you thanks with grateful hearts,
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Adapted from: A Prayer Book for Australia, Broughton Books, 1999, page 205.