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November 19, 2016

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 comes from the Islamic tradition. It may be prayed as a part of worship in the mosque or it may be offered privately.

“O Allah, shower upon us abundant rain, beneficial not harmful, swiftly and not delayed.
 O Allah, give water to Your slaves, and Your livestock, and spread Your mercy, and revive Your dead land.
O Allah, send us rain. O Allah, send us rain. O Allah, send us rain.

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