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November 14, 2016

My friend and neighbor, Jimmy Tobias, flies an airplane for the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

He told me today that 20,000 acres of forest in Pickens County are ablaze.

“We need rain,” he said.


I am not a rain maker, but I do know who holds the wind and the rain in His hands.

Could I encourage you and your family to take a moment to pray for rain?

I plan to give some simple daily suggestions in this space.

They will come from various faith traditions.


The first is from The Anglican Church of Australia.

“O God, the earth is thirsty for rain

and we wait for you to refresh the land and all its creatures,

the rivers and lakes, the crops and gardens.

Send abundant rain, we pray,

and teach us to be better stewards of all the blessings you provide,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

© Anglican Church of Australia Trust Corporation.

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