God of wind, earthquake and fire,
have mercy on the people of New South Wales
in the face of enormous and terrifying fires.
Empower all seeking to bring the blazes to an end.
Comfort those bereaved,
restore order amid the chaos of destruction
and be a source of hope to any who have lost home and livelihood.
Show each of us how we can understand and live
with the power and vulnerability of your created world,
that all may flourish and live without fear.
In Christ our Lord.
A prayer written by Revd Sam Wells, St Martins in the Fields