The Land is Burning: A Prayer for California
A prayer to end the California wildfires, for safety, for the victims, for healing and for renewal. Also, here’s a prayer to say “For Firefighters.”
The Land is Burning
God of mercy,
The land is burning,
Devastation set loose upon the earth,
Upon the innocent and the righteous,
Source and Shelter,
Hold back the winds,
Bring forth the rains,
Even as the courageous battle the blazes,
Rescuing the frightened and trapped,
Even as victims flee and neighbors come to each other’s aid,
Even as we mourn the dead
And search for the missing.
God of compassion,
Bless the people of California with succor and relief.
Bless firefighters and police with endurance and strength.
Bless public safety, rescue and mental health professionals with stamina and resolve.
Bless the victims with resilience and renewal.
Let the inferno end
And healing begin.
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URJ Camp Newman, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Santa Rosa, CA, was a victim of the recent wildfires. If you would like to donate to the camp's relief and rebuilding fund, please visit www.campnewman.org/newmanstrong.