I ask that we join together in prayer and support for the families and communities suffering though the wildfires that continue to rage in California. We pray that God will grant eternal rest to those who have died, as well as consolation and healing to the families of those who have lost loved ones and all those whose homes or livelihoods have been destroyed by fire. Also, we pray that the missing may be found, that the brave firefighters and first responders will be kept safe while in harm’s way and that Almighty God will provide favorable weather conditions to help them in their battle against the flames. May the joining together of our prayers asking God’s loving intercession bring comfort and hope to all whose lives have been shattered and who are hurting so deeply.
+Nelson J. Perez
Bishop of Cleveland