And now we need rain!

Castle Field, Garnstone Estate, Weobley, Herefordshire.      Image credit: Ian Greig

Jeremiah 5:24 NIV

...Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.


Lord, we praise You for Your goodness and Your faithfulness, and for Your promises to those who trust You, to give both rain for the growing season and sunshine for harvest.

And we have had early rain and been blessed with sun and warmth… but our grass needs sustaining and the growing crops are in danger of being checked. Send a measure of rain now, Lord, we ask, to supply the earth and cause the grass to keep on growing.

We bless our farming community with the encouragement of the varied weather they need at this time. Give us the “soft, refreshing rain” of the well-known hymn at night-times when it can do the most good, and not detract from people’s need to feel some warmth to offset their anxiety.

You delight in those who fear You, and so we pledge our trust and our confident hope in You alone.

We give You praise and thanks even now, as a record dry month ends, because of Your faithfulness in sending rain clouds that will open at just the right time. Amen.

Psalm 147:5-11 NIV

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.
The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp
He covers the sky with clouds; He supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.

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