A Prayer for Escape from the Flames

By: Alan Harvey

Posted: November 20, 2018

Category: Daily Devotional

The other evening, I was watching ABC Nightly News with David Muir as I often do. A reporter shared the recording of a woman driving along a road in California with flames raging on both sides. She was trying to escape the inferno. Her prayer was “Oh, God, please help me! Oh God, please help me!” Just watching the report was terrifying. I cannot begin to imagine what she experienced.

When we face life-threatening situations that prayer wells up within us and then is expressed in those simple words: “Oh, God, please help me.”

I think of those who evacuated too late because the fire spread so quickly.
I think of those who made a wrong turn or were cut off from fleeing to safety.
I think of family members who mourn loved ones who lost their lives.
I think of those who must make split-second decisions that can mean the difference between life and death.
I think of those who have lost their homes and possessions.
I think of those who have risked personal injuries to save animals.
I think of those who have valiantly fought the raging fires.
I think of those driving to escape the flames and praying “Oh, God, please help me.”

Let us remember these persons in our prayers.