Fires are ravaging Northern California, destroying homes and businesses. Several people have died and many more are injured by this devastation. We have been informed that members of the parish community personally know those who have lost their homes. We pray for them and all the victims of tragic wildfires still ravaging Northern California. We offer the following prayer:
Good and loving God, stretch forth your hand to those affected by the wildfires in Northern California. We include among the many who suffer families and friends of our parishioners, those who have lost their homes and businesses, first responders and firefighters, neighbors and co-workers, and all those affected by these wildfires. Comfort those who grieve the loss of a loved one, give strength to those who are fighting the fires, console those who have lost their homes, and grant peace to those who have died. May our community gather in prayer and may we lend a hand wherever we can. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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