Prayer For Rain

 

 The globe is getting hotter. Fires rage and crops dry up. In response to a request Aidan and Hilda South African Voyager Bishop ERic PIke, although undergoing severe chemotherapy for cancer, composed this prayer for rain:

 

A Prayer for Rain

 

 

 

We look up to the mountains,

 

But this we know, that our help comes, not from the mountains, but from you

 

O Lord our God.

 

 

 

Our fields and pastures are barren and dry

 

But this we know, that our help comes from you O Lord our God

 

So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain.

 

 

 

Our reservoirs are running dry and reserves are low

 

But this we know, that our help comes from you O Lord our God

 

So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain.

 

 

 

Our rivers are almost dry and water courses are but a trickle

 

But this we know, that our help comes from you O Lord our God

 

So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain.

 

 

 

The cattle, sheep and goats are listless and pant for water

 

But this we know, that our help comes from you O Lord our God

 

So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain.

 

 

 

 

 

The kudu, buffalo, rhino and zebra search in vain for fresh pastures

 

But this we know, that our help comes from you O Lord our God

 

So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain.

 

 

 

Our fields and gardens are dry and the lands bear no crops

 

But this we know, that our help comes from you O Lord our God

 

So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain.

 

 

 

‘The poor and homeless search for water, but there is none;

 

their tongues are parched with thirst.

 

But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

 

I will make rivers flow on barren heights.’

 

 So we beseech you, Gracious Father, to send us rain,

 

and this we ask in Jesus’ Name. 

 

 

 

( +Eric:   Inspired by Psalm 121 and Isaiah 41: 17)  

 

Posted at 17:17pm on 8th August 2018
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