Prayer to stop the wildfires

Oh, Lord God,

My prayer today is a lament and an intercession concerning the Colorado wildfires that are sweeping through neighborhoods and towns.

You can overwhelm nature and intervene in this natural disaster.

Please intervene today.

While you always use tragedy and disaster to point people toward yourself,

I'm asking you to stop the Colorado wildfires.

Silence the strong winds and scatter snow across the valleys

to stop the flames from engulfing any more homes, businesses, schools, or hospitals.

Declare "Peace, be still."

Protect families, animals, and frontline workers.

Shield the firefighters and sustain the healthcare professionals.

Comfort the sick and elderly who have been moved.

Bring peace and comfort to grieving families

who have lost everything.

I pray for our nation to rally to help Colorado residents rebuild and recover.

I ask for your Spirit to hover there,

to draw residents to hope and security in you

instead of their things.

I pray that this disaster will fill churches with people who seek to know you

instead of emptying churches who are angry about what happened.

May this, like so many other disasters, 

bring out the best in humanity.

Make us a people of love, compassion, and generosity.

We trust in you.

We hope in you.

We turn to you.

Guard these Colorado families.

Comfort and protect them.

Lead us all into your presence, 

where there alone is hope.

In Jesus' name, 


Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.


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