Mar 7, 2010

A Prayer For Rain

We are experiencing one of the worst cases of drought in the country. This has resulted to the loss of the ultimate source of livelihood of our farmers. The quality of life is also compromised.

And summer has not even begun yet.

But, I believe that there is power in prayer. Let us, therefore, storm heaven again with our prayers.

A Prayer For Rain

God, our loving Father,
creator of our earth and of the universe,
and all the wondrous elements of nature that sustain your living creatures,
we humbly ask you to send us the rain that our country needs so badly at this time,
to irrigate our fields, to stave off a power shortage,
to provide water for our bodily health, and
to refresh our parched lands.
At your command, the wind and the seas obey, raise your hand Almighty God to send us
rain so that the crisis may be averted.

Merciful and generous God, open our eyes to the richness and beauty of your creation, and instill in us a deep love for this earth and all that is in and around it. Teach us to be wise stewards of your creation so that we may always use them responsibly and protect them from abuse and exploitation. At this time of crises, dear Lord, move us to share more and to love more.

Loving God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you entrusted the Filipino people to the special care of Mary our Mother, listen to the prayers that we bring up to her, our Blessed Mother, to intercede for us, for the protection of our land and our people, whom she loves.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Candles, pray for us,
Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.

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