Thoroughly Alive

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Please pray for Colorado

My heart is heavy with all the loss and grief in my city tonight. We have many friends who have been evacuated because of the Waldo Canyon Fire. One family has just confirmed the loss of their home. The Flying W Ranch, an old-fashioned cowboy ranch that put on shows with music to make the heart sing and a flavor of home that set the tone of the city here has burned to the ground. My beloved Glen Eyrie may be next and there are so many people who have lost so much tonight. In an instant, nothing is the same. Please pray for rain. Pray for comfort and grace for this city and all who are grieving the loss of their homes tonight. Lord, have mercy. We put our trust in You.

As Thou art the Shepherd over the flock Tend Thou us to the cot and the fold, Sain us beneath Thine own glorious mantle; Thou Shield of protection, guard us for ever,

Be Thou a hard triumphant slave To shield us securely from wicked hell, From the fiends and from the stieve snell gullies, And from the lurid smoke of the abyss.

Be my soul in the trustance of the High King, Be Michael the powerful meeting my soul.

-Carmina Gadelica