The Bishop of Riverina, The Right Reverend Donald Kirk, has requested prayers for everyone who has been affected by the bushfires.
‘The new year news is anything but peaceful as we hear of the continuing and aggressive nature of the bushfires in NSW and Victoria. We have had the fires beginning to touch parts of this Diocese with the Holbrook fire stretching across to Morven in the Culcairn/Henty Parish. This fire has injured a number of those fighting the fires and claimed the life of a young father-to-be.’
‘What can we do? First and foremost, pray!’
All things look to you, O Lord, to give them their food in due season:
look in mercy on your people,
and hear our prayer for those whose lives and possessions
are threatened or have been destroyed by fire.
Grant your protective blessing to all seeking to extinguish the blaze
and keep the fires from reeking further devastation.
Be with those who are injured and those who grieve.
In your mercy restore your creation and heal our land.
So guide and bless your people,
that we may enjoy the fruits of the earth and give you thanks with grateful hearts,
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Grace and peace,
The Right Reverend Donald Kirk Bishop of Riverina
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