Continuing danger


#1

Having killed 200 in raging fires that swept towards towns by strong winds, forest fires have continued to burn in various parts of the state of Victoria, despite the continuing efforts of firefighters and helicopter water-bombers. Eucalyptus trees and drought-dry countryside isn’t a good combination. Periodically during the past three weeks, towns and properties have been temporarily evacuated.

My daughter-in-law and family evacuated their home today, and my son will do so in a few hours as tomorrow will be no less a fire danger than what we now call “Black Saturday” the day when those people died. Fires were put out near my son and daughter-in- law’s home yesterday, but if fire flared up again in their area, with winds at 140 kilometers an hour (around 90 miles an hour) there’s no way their forested-hillside home can be saved.
The winds will become gale-force again later tomorrow, and the helicopters may not be able to take off to water bomb the fires.

May I ask prayer that the State of Victoria will soon have rain heavy enough to douse the fires. Rain has its problems as where the catchment areas have been burned out, some town and city water supplies are threatened with polution, but in the meantime people and property face threat, and the Lord only knows how much of our wildlife have been wiped out.

Lord have mercy.
Thank you for your generous prayers.


#2

May Our Lady protect them and place them under her mantle.

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen


#3

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#4

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#5

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#6

Lord please keep your people safe.

**Our Father
**Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen


#7

Loving God,

We come before you today to lift up the grave concerns about the state of the fires and the weather patterns in Australia, and in particular our great concern and wish for your protection and favor for Trishie’s family and all who live in their area. We often do not understand why we are provided with the opportunities for suffering and the challenges of dealing with it in the way you would call us to, dear Lord. Please bless the people of Trishie’s homeland, help them to persevere in the time of trial, help them to band together and care for one another as these challenges and problems occur in their homes and across their nation. Please grant mercy to these people and send caring and loving people to minister to those in most need. Please end the suffering and anxiety as soon as possible in accordance with your Holy and divine will. Please comfort and protect Trishie and her relatives during this time and send the shield of God to protect your people as they work through this perilous time. We thank you for the many blessings your provide us each day and hope that we may also hear your call and respond when you present these challenging times to our brothers and sisters around the world. Please hear the prayers of your persistent people, O Lord, and give Trishie and her family relief from anxiety and hope in you that these difficult times with pass with no significant damage or interference to the lives of your people, in accordance with your Holy will. Lord, we ask that you would send rain to douse the fires, and calm the winds to prevent spread of the fires.

We pray in the name of your beloved son, our Lord Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Amen.


#8

Heavenly Father please send rains to put these fires out and console all those who have lost loved ones and property, in Jesus name, Amen.


#9

Dear Lord, we beseech You, please send enough rain upon Australia to douse the flames that threaten Your people there. Draw them together under Your guidance to fight these flames that threaten so many lives. In Jesus name we pray.


#10

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#11

Loving God,

We thank you for the many blessings in our lives, for our friends and family, for the love of your Son, for our Church family, and for all the neighbors and people who constitute our circle of daily life. We are very concerned for the people of Australia today, dear Lord, as the fires and winds are very dangerous and our friends who live there are very concerned for their family members and their fellow countrymen. We lift up the intentions and prayers of our beloved sister Trishie on behalf of all people of Australia and ask for your mercy and protection for all your children in the region. They have been through so much suffering in the last month, dear Lord, and the tragedies and loss of live has been severe. Please send the shield of God and your protection through whatever manner your Holy will desires to keep the circle of life and relationships intact for your loving children of Australia, in accordance with your Holy and perfect will. We hope and pray the rains will come and the winds will die down so your people will be safe to give their best to you and your people each day. Please grant strength and courage to all affected, especially those in harm’s way, the care givers, police, firefighters, adminstrators, and all who are providing for your people.

We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, the Good Shepherd of your people.

Amen.


#12

Dear Lord,

We continue to lift up these intentions for the people of the state of Victoria and all who live there, and especially for the relatives of our dear friend Trishie and all members of this CAF. Please have mercy dear Lord and hear our prayer.

Amen.


#13

Loving God,

We thank you for the many blessings in our lives, for our friends and family, for the love of your Son, for our Church family, and for all the neighbors and people who constitute our circle of daily life. We are very concerned for the people of Australia and the state of Victoria today, dear Lord, as the fires and winds are very dangerous and our friends who live there are very concerned for their family members and their fellow countrymen. We lift up the intentions and prayers of our beloved sister Trishie on behalf of all people of Australia and ask for your mercy and protection for all your children in the region. They have been through so much suffering in the last month, dear Lord, and the tragedies and loss of live has been severe. Please send the shield of God and your protection through whatever manner your Holy will desires to keep the circle of life and relationships intact for your loving children of Australia, in accordance with your Holy and perfect will. We hope and pray the rains will come and the winds will die down so your people will be safe to give their best to you and your people each day. Please grant strength and courage to all affected, especially those in harm’s way, the care givers, police, firefighters, adminstrators, and all who are providing for your people.

We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, the Good Shepherd of your people.

Amen.


#14

Thanks for this Trishie, and thank you all for your prayers. I post this as someone who has been directly affected by these fires in a family sense and also as a police officer who has been working amongst them for the last two weeks. I have borne witness to sights no-one should have to see, and devastation that can only be compared to a war zone. But my colleagues and all the other emergency services workers do our job in the knowledge that we may bring answers and closure to those who have loved ones still missing. It seems that prayers have been answered in that the winds forecast for yesterday were not as bad as expected and that rains came and have suppressed the fires to the extent that 1,000 firefighters are being stood down from alert. Good news for us in the immediate vicinty too in that our accommodation was in a direct line of the fires and God has seen fit to spare us with these weather changes. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers…they’ve WORKED!


#15

Praise and glory to you O Lord for your mercy and divine providence.

Amen.


#16

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