Yesterday morning, 24-7's founder Pete Greig penned a short prayer for Australia, a country experiencing terrible bushfires that have already claimed a number of lives.
Join us in praying for a nation in need today.
We pray today for those who’ve lost homes or even loved ones in the fires.
God of all comfort give strength to the emergency services fighting fires and to medics tending the sick and deep to pastors conducting funerals and binding up broken hearts.
We ask you to give wisdom to politicians as they seek to respond effectively to this crisis and as they begin to review long term environmental policies in light of this disaster too.
Forgive us Lord for the damage we do by exploiting our environment and failing to care for your creation. You “cover the sky with clouds; and supply the earth with rain” (Ps. 147:8)
Hear our prayers, redirect the winds and send rain to Australia we pray.