Prayer Topic #10:
A Prayer for the Wildfires in California and Western States
Psalm 148, Mark 4:35-41
Reflections of the Heart:
2021 has been a year wrought with extreme conditions in our natural world. Wildfires have increased destroying homes and acreage; deep freeze and tornados have engulfed many. Even the earth itself is shifting and changing shape under the pressure of it all. But make sure that you remain firm in faith, knowing that He who commands the wind and the waves is ever with you and will see you through.
Almighty Father, we thank You for Your everlasting love, grace, and mercy. Thank You for hearing our prayers and drawing near to us when we call. Thank You for giving us, Your children, the power to speak Your Word and expect Your provision and protection. Lord, You are strong! You are the prevailing strength; the conquering God who is of superlative degree! Every force is subject to You, including nature. May the nations praise You, Lord. Then, the earth will yield its harvest and You will richly bless us and people all over the world will fear You.
Using the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we speak to the atmosphere and command a low-pressure system to move into California and Western States to bring cooler temperatures and the needed rain. Father, we declare that cloud-to-ground lightning strikes will not ignite any new fires or create any dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior on the current wildfires. We command the wildfires burning across the Western States to cease. We speak to the winds that are fueling the flames and command them to abate, now! In Jesus’ Name, peace, be still in the atmosphere!
List how you will commit to praying for our Western States:
Merciful Father, please have mercy on the Western States, where emergency personnel are battling the dangerous, spreading wildfires. Holy Spirit, provide Your wisdom and guidance to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection leaders, area fire chiefs, state, county and community officials. Protect and strengthen every firefighter, emergency responder and volunteer. Touch the hearts of leaders across the U.S., and in other nations, to help respond to this regional emergency. Please protect residents, livestock, wildlife and businesses that are in harm’s way. Comfort those who have lost loved ones or their homes. Loving Father, we pray that You will bless the companies that provide critical supplies for residents and businesses in the hardest hit regions. We ask that You ensure adequate supplies of food, water, and personal protective equipment as the pandemic continues. Touch the hearts of Your people in the Body of Christ to help those who are most vulnerable, especially the poor, homeless, children and elderly. Remind us all to continue to pray until the wildfires are extinguished.
Righteous Father, forgive the citizens of California and our Western States for all acts of sinfulness. Please forgive disobedience, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, and the rejection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We realize that there are those who do not live-in awe of You. For it is You who gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of a harvest when the time is right. God have mercy on all our Western States. .Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed.) Holy Spirit, remind us of those we need to forgive and help us to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help the residents of California and our Western States not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord of Heaven’s Armies, You are the blessed and only Sovereign One. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords who rides across the ancient heavens. O God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. You are the God of Israel who gives strength and power to Your people. Blessed are You, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT): Psalm 145:18, Job 9:19, Psalm 67:5-7, Mark 4:39,
Jeremiah 5:24-25, Jeremiah 5:6-7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 19:16, Psalm 68:33,35
Today, I will trust God to:
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