Throughout these uncertain and tumultuous days, Sorrento Centre has been so blessed and comforted by friends and strangers alike around the world reaching out in prayer. We are ever so grateful for the generous outpouring of support.
The wildfires continue to burn within sight of the centre, and although we remain on evacuation alert, we are grateful for each sunny day as the cooler autumn temperatures tease us.
During the time our staff was evacuated from their homes at the Centre, Rev. Jennifer Henry shared a beautiful prayer related to the fires.
Creator, we are gripped with fear and grief as the fires rage among us. We pray for all who risk their lives to battle these blazes, all who have been displaced, all who live in greater and greater anxiety.
In this time, hear our words of love for your beautiful creation.
In this time, hear our words of gratitude for cool lakes, strong rivers, and welcome rains.
In this time, hear our words of repentance for the harm to your precious earth.
Hear our call to you:
Bring the rains like a healing balm.
Bring comfort for all our relations.
Bring our hearts towards a justice that rolls like a river.
In humility and love we pray,~ Rev. Jennifer Henry
Around the same time, also in response to the out-of-control Bush Creek East wildfire threatening the North and South Shuswap, Susie Henderson, Jennifer’s partner, was inspired to create a precious piece of fabric art based on a photo of the Shuswap.
Thank you so very much, Jennifer and Susie both.