Special Petitions for the Victims of the California Wildfires

 

 

These petitions be taken in the ektenia after the Gospel

 

For those who have experienced the destructive forces of the California wildfires and now endure the anguish and suffering from loss of property and missing relatives, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

 

Lord, have mercy! (3 x)

 

For those called home to the Lord during this natural disaster, may they be granted rest in the bosom of Abraham and numbered among the saints and may their grieving loved ones be comforted by Your divine grace, let us pray to the Lord.

 

Lord, have mercy! (3 x)

 

For all those involved in serving their neighbor during this time including the firefighters, the first responders, counsellors and those assisting in the continuing relief and recovery efforts of missing persons, may they be strengthened in mind, body and soul, let us pray to the Lord.

 

Lord, have mercy! (3 x)

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