In Mark 4:35-39, Jesus Christ spoke to the weather and commanded it to be calm. So, as believers, we are following His example. Stand in your front yard or backyard, extend your hand in the direction of the California wildfires, and pray with the authority that has been given to you in Jesus Christ. Please pray this prayer out loud and in faith with fervency and determination. God has placed His power in our verbal expressions, so lift up your voice. Believe that your prayers will produce results in Jesus’ Name.
Continue to pray this prayer daily until the wildfires have ceased. Thank you, in advance, for standing on the wall for California.
A Prayer for the Wildfires in California
Almighty Father, we thank You for Your everlasting love, grace, and mercy. Thank You for hearing our prayers and drawing near to us when we call. Thank You for giving us, Your children, the power to speak Your Word and expect Your provision and protection. Lord, You are strong! You are the prevailing strength; the conquering God who is of superlative degree! Every force is subject to You, including nature. May the nations praise You, Lord. Then, the earth will yield its harvest and You will richly bless us and people all over the world will fear You.
Using the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we speak to the atmosphere and command a low-pressure system to move into California and bring cooler temperatures and rain. Father, we declare that cloud-to-ground lightning strikes will not ignite any new fires or create any dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior on the current wildfires. We command the wildfires burning across the State to cease. We speak to the winds that are fueling the flames and command them to abate, now! In Jesus’ Name, peace, be still in the atmosphere!
Merciful Father, please have mercy on the Northern and Central California regions, where emergency personnel are battling the dangerous, spreading wildfires. Holy Spirit, provide Your wisdom and guidance to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection leaders, area fire chiefs, state, county and community officials. Protect and strengthen every firefighter, emergency responder and volunteer. Touch the hearts of leaders across the U.S., and in other nations, to help California respond to this major emergency. Please protect residents, livestock, wildlife and businesses that are in harm’s way. Comfort those who have lost loved ones or their homes. Loving Father, we pray that You will bless the companies that provide critical supplies for residents and businesess in the hardest hit regions. We ask that You ensure adequate supplies of food, water, and personal protective equipment as the pandemic continues. Touch the hearts of Your people in the Body of Christ to help those who are most vulnerable, especially the poor, homeless, children and elderly. Remind us all to continue to pray until the wildfires are extinguished.
Righteous Father, forgive the citizens of California, for all acts of sinfulness. Please forgive disobedience, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, and the rejection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We realize that there are those who do not live in awe of You. For it is You who gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of a harvest when the time is right. God have mercy on all in California.
Holy Spirit, help the residents of California not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord of Heaven’s Armies, You are the blessed and only Sovereign One. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords who rides across the ancient heavens. O God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. You are the God of Israel who gives strength and power to Your people. Blessed are You, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT): Psalm 145:18, Job 9:19, Psalm 67:5-7, Mark 4:39, Jeremiah 5:24-25, Jeremiah 5:6-7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 19:16, Psalm 68:33,35