PRAYING FOR RAIN III
My friend and neighbor, Jimmy Tobias, flies an airplane for the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
He told me Monday 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.
This prayer is from the Zuni people of the Southwest.
Following the prayer is a Calling Rain Song played on the Native American flute.
Cover my earth mother four times with many flowers.
Let the heavens be covered with the banked-up clouds.
Let the earth be covered with fog; cover the earth with rains.
Great waters, rains, cover the earth. Lighting cover the earth.
Let thunder be heard over the earth; let thunder be heard;
Let thunder be heard over the six regions of the earth.
– Zuni Prayer for Rain