From: Archimandrite Nektarios (Serfes)
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:18 PM
Subject:Prayer for Protection from Raging Fires
Greetings in our Lord,
May our Gracious God always bless you!
Please humbly join with me in prayer for the prayers of the raging fires in Colorado I have written and perhaps you would like to share with others.
Peace to your soul!
Humbly in Christ our Lord,
+Father Nektarios Serfes
Who prays for you and with you!
O Gracious God Who created the earth & all that is in it, Thou didst give us so many blessings.
Indeed, Thou didst fill the world with so much beauty, bounty & no end of wonders!!
We ask Thee now to save Thy people from natures fury fires.
Save those in Colorado Springs whose homes and families are in the path of the wild fires that are consuming the land.
Give courage to those who fight fires, who clean up & help others to rebuild after disasters strike.
Give strength to all survivors & peace to those who lives are in danger upon all it’s people.
Send down gentle rain to quench the flames in Colorado Springs.
As Thou didst send to Noah of old, send also the rainbow of hope.
Nature may rage but Thou, O Lord, we know art a Loving God Who ever holds in Thy hand all Thou has created.
Unto Thee do we give thanks for all things.
Grant us humility to repent of our negligence in tending Thy creation & give us henceforth the will to serve Thee more faithfully.
All the days of our lives may we remember to honor and worship Thee as the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit. Amen.