From our friends at the International Mission Board:
Australia’s state of Victoria experienced a series of intense bushfires in February 2009, resulting in the nation’s highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. The fires killed at least 210 people and over 500 others were injured. These fires destroyed over 2,000 homes and damaged thousands more. Several towns were severely damaged and some, such as Kinglake and Marysville, were almost completely destroyed. Many have called this the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.
– Pray that in this time of devastation that people will cry out to the Lord and honor Him with their lives.
– Australians gave much time and money to aid the victims of the recent bushfires. Pray that these generous efforts will help our nation to re-discover the One who is our source of life and hope.
– Pray for those who will be rebuilding, that they will build a strong foundation in the Lord. Pray that those who do not know Him will discover him in this time of grief.