Monday, October 22, 2007

a prayer as the fire rages

I meant to post this week's blog about our scriptures for Sunday, but got distracted with by the fires that rage around San Diego.

I pray this night for all those affected--for peace, for hope, for safety. As evacuated families, seniors, individuals and animals seek refuge with friends and family, in hotels, high schools and stadiums, I pray that they will know God's presence in their midst.

God, who goes with us through evacuation and exile, I pray that you would calm the spirits of all who live in uncertainty about whether they will have a home tomorrow. And, I pray that your Spirit would come to sustain all who face loss these days.


If you're looking for a way to help, here's one for Tuesday, October 23:
Come to Qualcomm Stadium, Gate A at 9 a.m. to gather with other United Methodists in the area in volunteering to support all those who have sought refuge at the stadium.


brianjester said...

Molly, thank you for your efforts. We're in Chula Vista just waiting for the word to evacuate like many of the other families around the county. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Molly and Jim. So wonderful to see your faces at Gate A this morning. The out pouring of assistance is staggering. I got to stay all day and help setup computers etc for the dedicated Police and Emergency Responders. In spite of it all, we are truly blest here in San Diego. Keep up the good work.
Dick Bullard

Anonymous said...

Molly, are there things we can bring Sunday to help others? Right now I am depended on others since my van is the shop and will be until the parts ordered can make it there. LuAnn