Lord God, heavenly Father, we come to You at this time with concerned hearts for so many people across this nation. 

We ask that You will protect those who are in the path of Hurricane Laura as it comes on shore. There will be rain, wind, storm surge and flooding. People's lives will be in jeopardy. Please protect all people who are in harm's way. Please be with those who are working to keep people safe and will put their lives on the line to save those who are in dangerous situations. May this storm pass quickly.

We pray that You would be with those who are fighting the fires across this country. Thousands of acres of forest are being consumed by the raging inferno. Many people are facing the loss of property and livestock. Lives are at stake. We ask that You would protect the firefighters who are struggling to contain the fires. We pray that You would protect people and help calm their fears. We ask that You would comfort those who have lost loved ones because of these fires. We pray that You would allow the firefighters to gain control of the fires, that You would send rain to the affected areas, and that You would bring an end to this terrible situation.

We ask, dear God, that You bring peace into the cities that are struggling with racial unrest. There are valid concerns over discrimination in our country. Please work in the hearts of all people to help them see that Jesus came and died for everyone. Bring an end to the riots and destruction. Protect the innocent. Keep safe those who protect the communities. Bring those who have sinned to repentance. Let justice prevail over all.

We bring these requests and all the others in our hearts to You, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

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