Prayer For A Rainy Day
Dear God, we cry to You to send rains to the parched lands of Texas. Lord, the rains have been withheld and our fields are becoming like a dust bowl and Lord. there is not a single cloud in the sky. And yet, You are God and You are the one who poured out rain on the land, when Elijah prayed. Like Elijah, we come to You Lord, and pray that You would send clouds with an abundance of rain, for the land is dying and we are in great need.
Lord, our hope is in You and our trust is in You. Without You Lord, we could not survive in this land and we know and acknowledge this fact, and so we cry out together for You to hear our prayers for rains to drench the earth and bring new life to a land that is thirsty and arid.
Forgive us Lord, for the times that we have not thanked You for Your ongoing provision, but do not hold that to our account, for You have promised to send water to the earth in due season and so we look to You Lord, we look to You, for our hope is in You alone, for we have no one to help us apart from You. In Jesus' name,
Dear Lord, we are facing a severe drought and we plead with You to open the heavens and send rain on this dry and thirsty land. Lord, we know that You are the one that sends the rain and You are the one that can withhold the rain, but we pray that You would look down in pity on our waterless land and send the rain to water the land, reviving the land and the people.
Lord, we do not deserve You grace and mercy, for we have not loved and served You as we should, but You are long-suffering and of great goodness and we pray that You would send rivers of water over the vegetation and fill up the water-holds and wells, for the earth is parched and we do not know what to do.
Lord, for Your Holy Names sake, we ask that You would send the rains in this land soon, for we have no hope but You, for You have promised to give rain upon the earth and send water on the fields. You have promised that the seasons will not fail and that the harvest will continue to provide their bounty, but without the life-giving water, we are going to have to face very severe consequences. In Your mercy, send us rain in the dry and dusty land. We pray in Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, You have promised to give Your people their rain in due season so that the land may bring forth its increase. You have promised to send the early and the latter rains, and we thank You for Your faithfulness in watering the land of Israel for so many years.
Lord, we come again to pray that You would refill Israel and pour refreshing rains on the land, so that the rivers will be filled and the land will blossom and bloom and yield its harvest in due season.
Lord, as a nation Israel has strayed far from You and has even failed to recognise their Saviour and King, and yet You have not forgotten Your own chosen people and have continued to bless them, despite their unbelief and blindness to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ. Father, we pray for Israel, that You would send an abundance of rain to fill up the depleted reservoirs of water.
Water Your land and bless Your people, Israel, and we pray that many may come to recognise the Lord Jesus as their God and Saviour, in Whose name we pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a God whose promises never fail and Whose Word is righteous and true. Father, You have promised to send rain in their seasons so that the land will yield its increase and the trees will bear their fruit, but Lord, the severe lack of rain has caused this land to become like a dust bowl and we are afraid that the labour of planting and harvesting will come to nothing if we do not receive rain very soon.
Lord Your Word says He will give the rain for your land in it's season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and Your new wine and Your oil, and You have promised, rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying hearts with food and gladness.
Lord, we do not deserve Your grace, but for the sake of Your holy name we ask that You would water the land, and provide us with the rain that You promised in this season. In Jesus' name we pray,
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, You alone are good and You alone richly provide for all the needs and the necessities of life, and in Your loving-kindness You give us over and above all that we ask or think. Thank You for Your steadfast love and gracious provision to us and to all Your creation.
Forgive us for the times when we have taken Your provision for granted and the times when we have failed to thank You and give You the honour and gratitude that You deserve. Thank You, that even though we have failed to acknowledge all that You give us day by day, You faithfully provide us richly all things to enjoy. But Lord, we come to You now, knowing that we are facing a drought in this region and we ask You to send abundant rain on the earth, which has become dry, thirsty and arid.
Look down in pity our plight we pray. It is not only the plants that are wilting, but even the animals and people in this place are parched and dry. Oh Lord, send us rain. Open the windows of heaven we pray with the sweet rainfall that we so desperately need, and water our land we pray, and we will give You all the praise and glory due to Your holy name,
My dear Jesus,
There are days more difficult than others to face the world. Today is one of the days my heart wishes to avoid all and retreat to the center of my soul where only You are found.
This morning, as the sky is filled with gray clouds and the rain pours down, my anxiety rises, sadness begins to weigh upon me. I anticipate how stormy and rainy days such as this affect my being.
I cry out to You, Jesus, do not abandon me to the storms which rage around and within me!
Before a moment begins to pass, You fill me with Your peace. I know You are close, right beside me. You will walk with me this day. Your love will sustain me. I know this day will not be easy, but I can rest in the peace of knowing my Savior, my God will not leave my side.
I rise, filled with Your strength. I have the certainty of knowing whatever may pass, my Lord is with me. He will keep me afloat.
My heart, my soul cries out with joy I am a beloved child of God, who knows the love of the Father, the mercy of the Son and the peace of the Holy Spirit!
Thank you God for rain.
For the feel of raindrops on our skin,
the way we taste rain in the air,
for the sound of water hitting the thirsty ground,
for its transformative greening power,
for the smell of wet earth.
We give you thanks
for the grace of water falling from the sky.
We confess that we are parched for your presence.
We go through dry times,
times where grief stretches us out,
exposing all we are to your gaze.
There are times when we lose all patience
even with those we love; the well of love runs dry
even for those nearest and dearest.
There are times where fear parches our throat
and we can't even find the words to pray.
Thank you that we find you even in the desert.
Thank you for the way your love seeps into our lives,
for the way it envelops us like a fine mist,
for the way it soaks us like a deluge,
just when we need it most.
This week our city mourns for
a fallen police officer, _____________,
killed in the line of duty.
Thank you for the way this grief
has opened our hearts in gratitude
for the everyday selfless service
that so many offer in our city.
We pray for the ___________ family,
our police force, and our city as we grieve this loss.
We pray for all the people in our congregation
who are going through dry times;
dry spiritual times, and places of physical pain
where we are thirsty for relief.
Especially today we pray for _________ in hospital,
that you would sustain them and comfort them in a time of trial.
Thank you for our congregation,
and the way you water the garden of our lives,
so we can bear fruit for you. Amen.
On this grey day I celebrate the nurture of the rain.
I grow tired of dampness and mud puddles.
I am chilled to the bone.
I am weary of wet shoes.
I am tired of plastic slickers.
My umbrella is almost too soaked to protect me.
I celebrate that the earth and your people need water.
I need to drink and wash.
The food I eat depends on the rain.
I confess that I would change my environment today.
I am so tired of wet that I doubt the holiness of nature and balance.
I confess that grey weather greys my spirit.
I crave the joy of never-ending sunshine even though I know it is not sustainable.
I confess that I want the rain to stop even though there are those who know drought.
Help me to remember today, right now, that rain is a blessing.
Warm my heart.
Cheer my soul.
There are so many blessings that come in disguise,
so many blessings that I fail to recognize,
so many blessings in my life that others with less yearn for.
Holy God of rain and sun, of cold and warmth, of grey days and brightness,
I am here amidst the puddles waiting to understand, open to looking beyond my own immediate needs, willing to serve. Rain Your blessings upon me.
Blessed Be and Amen.