Along with the recent unseasonably warm weather and clear blue skies, has come a bushfire in the Adelaide Hills.
Some property has already been lost. Various small communities are under threat.
We pray for everyone in the path of this fire - homeowners, Country Fire Service volunteers, workers and travellers - and wait in hope for the change in the weather that will help extinguish the flames.
Prayer in a Time of Disaster
Holy One, you are our comfort and strength
in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos.
Surround us now with your grace and peace
through storm or earthquake, fire or flood.
By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen,
sustain those who work to rescue or rebuild,
and fill us with the hope of your new creation;
through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer.
The Rev. John G. Hamilton - Presbyterian Mission