Our God and God of our fathers and mothers,
as the flames burn, wreaking havoc upon our forests, our homes,
our fire fighters, our sense of security,
We turn to You for comfort and support.
Help us to differentiate between flames of destruction
and light that shows us Your way.
Be with us now in these smoke and fire-filled days.
Draw us close to those harmed by these flames,
hearing their cries, responding to their needs.
Lead us to support those who fight the fires,
who care for the displaced,
who bring healing to those suffering.
Though our attention is drawn in many directions,
may we not forget those in danger.
And please bring cooling wind and rain
from the heavenly realms to Northern California.