Once again, the hills of Southern California are burning.
Montecito. Sylmar. Now homes near the Riverside/Orange County lines.
Holy St. Lawrence, intercede on behalf of those whose lives will be affected by these wildfires. Let them know compassion through the efforts of others to stem this catastrophe. Pray for those firefighters and medics who will risk their lives in their work. Give strength to those who are manning shelters and emergency centers. Though fire may take material possessions, let life be spared. We ask this and all things through Christ, Our Lord. Amen. (+)