In the last few weeks in Oregon, we have been fighting wildfires. Central and Eastern Oregon have been in such a drought, and likewise, it was quite easy for a fire to start and consume thousands of acres. As we deal with the smoke and the danger, we must remember to thank and pray for those that are up close fighting the fires. Our firemen work hard to keep us safe.
“He led them on safely, so that they did not fear” – Psalm 78:53
Merciful Father in heaven, look down in Your love upon all those who protect us and ours from the ravages of fire and flame. Grant them the courage and skills to carry out their duties well and safely. When they must go into the face of danger, be by their side in the smoke and flames. Watch over their families, ever reminding them that those who fight fire are also in Your loving care. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.