A prayer for the week:

God, have mercy on those living through this terrible threat of 
fire in California. Protect the lives of the brave men and women fighting the flames. Give courage and comfort to all those who have lost their friends, family members and homes. Give wisdom to those who must make important decisions about their property and the property of others. We ask you now to calm the winds, increase the humidity and slow the advance of these blazes. Guard those for whom the smoke is a health threat. You can extinguish these fires. We ask boldly that you would. We pray this in Jesus’ name.