Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s prayer for the raging fire in Cape Town

Photograph by: Lee Slabber













God, we are vulnerable and weak. We depend so much on you, and we realise now with this fire just how weak and vulnerable, and helpless, we are.

We pray for those who find themselves close to the fire.
Those who already lost property, and those whose lives have been over-turned.
We thank you for the courage and dedication of the firemen and women seeking to douse the flames.Please God, help them to put the flames out.

To pray for those who have not lost anything, but whose lives have been turned upside down.
We think of the children and those who have had to find shelter.
And may those of us who are safe in our home’s with no fires threatening us, remember those others who may have had to leave their homes.

For Jesus sake