For the Fires Raging in California

God, have mercy on those living through this terrible threat of fire in Southern California. Protect the lives of the brave men and women fighting the flames. Give courage to all those who have lost their homes. Give wisdom to those who must make important decisions about their property and the property of others Lord, you are Lord of the weather. 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.    

Prayer by Mark and Jill Herringshaw


Holy Spirit Anglican Church extends its deepest sympathy and prayers for the community of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

and to all of our Jewish friends. We pray that the God of peace bestow solace upon them, and forgiveness upon us all.

O God, you made us all in your own image. Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred

which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and

confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all may serve you in harmony. Amen.