“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them." Hebrews 6:10
God, as the high temperatures return to the Northwest this weekend, we thank you for giving us the means to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the dangers of the heat. We ask that you protect those who lack water and a cool and safe place to reside. Encourage us, God, to be bold enough to stop, to reach out, and to provide for those we see who are in need, and not to simply drive by. Safeguard, too, God, all your creatures, the animals in the forests and those under the care and control of people, who so often suffer needlessly at the hands of their owners. Help us all remember that you gave us dominion over your creatures, and entrusted us with their care. Finally, we thank you for bringing us safely to the end of another busy week. Amen.