Dear Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference Family,
Amid the devastating wildfires affecting British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, our hearts go out in solidarity and empathy to all those affected. As a community of faith, we are called upon to stand together in these trying times and offer our prayers for the welfare of distressed communities.
These wildfires, triggered by extreme heat and drought conditions, have caused widespread destruction and displacement. As we seek to understand the situation better, it’s crucial to remember that natural disasters like these are a stark reminder of our shared responsibility towards our planet and each other.
In the words of Ellen G. White, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.” (Steps to Christ, p. 93). Let us open our hearts and pray for divine intervention, strength, comfort, and resilience for those directly impacted by these fires and wisdom for those combating this disaster on the front lines.
Here’s how you can join in this communal prayer:
Date & Time: Sabbath, 19 August 2023
Method: Church Service
We encourage everyone to participate in this prayer session regardless of age or ability. Together, we can make a significant impact through the power of prayer.
We will conclude our communal prayer with the comforting words from Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
Let us come together in unity and fervent prayer, trusting in the power of God to bring healing and restoration in the wake of this crisis. Your prayers matter and can make a significant difference.
Pastor Charles Ed II Aguilar, President, Manitoba Saskatchewan Conference
Elder Paul Llewellyn, President, Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada