Friday, August 24, 2012
Northern California is on fire. Literally.
Thousands of acres of fires are raging here. Smoke has darkened the sky for hundreds of miles. Many people have been evacuated from their homes. Homes, businesses and livelihoods have been lost. National Guardsmen, fire fighters and public servants are risking their lives to contain and combat the fires.
My brother's monestary was evacuated nearly one week ago. They still do not know whether the monestary buildings, the church and the chickens, bees and three monestary cats have survived. The brothers are homeless, temporarily residing with church families several hundred miles away from home.
Please pray with me for people who are in crises caused by natural disasters and for the people who work to protect us from them.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we thank you for this world. When natural disasters strike us, please remind us that you are still in charge. Please protect our loved ones from harm at these times and grant them your peace, courage and strength. Amen.