Fires in Australia

13 January 2020

If you would like to donate here is the link https://www.abmission.org/appeals.php/158/australian-bushfire-appeal

We recently posted this prayer on our Facebook page – written by the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, Very Rev Kanishka Raffel:

“Lord of all days and years, and time and eternity, You made this land and have blessed us with its riches and beauty.

You are a refuge to all who seek your shelter, our strong defence in trial and tribulation.

Send rain we pray to extinguish flames and heal our land.

Mercifully protect life and property.

Give help and hope to our neighbours assailed by fire.

Comfort and provide for those who grieve.

Uphold those who suffer loss,

Give peace and hope to those bewildered and broken-hearted.

We thank you for men and women of courage and selflessness.

We thank you for brave communities of care and support, We thank you for those who

share your comfort and hope, We thank you for those at a distance giving and praying.

Lord, you sent your Son so that we would know your power to save, your presence with

your people in this world of turmoil, and your promise to renew the whole creation. Turn

our hearts to you, that we may have faith for this day and hope for eternity.

We ask in Jesus' name. Amen.”