Prayer for the Quenching of the Forest Fires

Written by Sherry Schumann

Sherry Schumann is an author of 2 books and prayer coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network.

September 17, 2020


Heavenly Father,

Today, we pray for the residents living on the West coast. Raging wildfires, fueled by strong winds and low humidity, have swept across their land. The fires have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres, destroying homes and churches, businesses and schools. While some of the fires are contained, others continue to blaze like seething infernos.

We pray that You douse these wildfires and quench their flames. Deliver the firefighters and residents in the same way that You delivered Meshack, Shadrack and Abednego from Babylon’s fiery furnaces.

We pray that You comfort those who mourn, especially the families who have lost loved ones and the evacuees who will return to homes and businesses, which may or may not be there. Let them turn to You for strength and courage as they rebuild their lives. Let Your Presence tangibly and undeniably “wipe the tears from their faces” (Isaiah 25:8).

In Jesus’ Name, we pray.


©2020, Sherry Schumann

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