Praying for Rain
If you're among the praying, the Council on American-Islamic Relations invites ye of any faith to join in a special prayer at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Irvine tonight at 6:30. The prayer of Salatul Istisqa is a call for rain usually offered in times of drought.
"Americans of all faiths need to offer spiritual assistance to the courageous firefighters who are battling these deadly fires," said CAIR's executive director in a press release.
I'd hate to rain on anyone's prayer-ade, but there's virtually zero chance of rain for at least the next 10 days. But I guess that's not really the point. In times of crisis, a Hail Mary or Salatul Istisqa might not put out the fires, but group prayer, such as the impromptu sessions by evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium, offers a sense of connection and hope in the face of hell.
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