For California: We lift up prayers for God's mercy. May God bless California with abundant rain to smother and quench the wildfires that are burning all over the state. We ask this in Jesus' blessed name. Amen.
Spirit of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus. Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday lives. Spirit of God, fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence. Amen.