In the midwest the need for rain is dramatic. It has not been this bad since the 1950’s farmers suffer – everyone suffers. Instead of politicians attacking each other I’d rather see them down on their knees in prayer of rain for this parched earth. I would ask all of you to pray this prayer with me for those who are enduring the drought of 2012.
O God, in Whom we live and move, and have our being, grant rain to those areas so parched by dry and hot weather that all may glorify you and we may feed the needs of many who suffer. Send it abundantly, that, being sufficiently helped with concerns of this life, we may the more confidently seek eternal gifts. All this we pray through Christ, our Lord.