“For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.” Romans 13:3-4
We pray for the family and friends of the two people who lost their lives in the fire. Comfort them, Lord God. We also pray for thwarting of any attempts to loot homes of evacuees. We are grateful for all the law enforcement on patrol and ask for divine assistance in uncovering any plans to steal or vandalize before they can be executed. We petition for protection for firefighters and police as they work in the fire zone, and we ask for good progress in bringing the fire under control.