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Gracious God, watch over those at risk from rain, flooding, and dangerous traffic conditions all over the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles today, and especially those traumatized by the deadly mudslides five years ago in Montecito. While praying for relief from these storms for the sake of those in danger, in Anglican fashion, earnestly hoping not to annoy you with the particularity of our prayer, we beseech you to send such moderate rainfall in the weeks and months ahead that the drought will finally be eased. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.