Morning Prayer for Rain (only where it's needed!)
|Fountain on the campus of New York University, Manhattan|
O God, heavenly Father, who by thy Son Jesus Christ hast promised to all those who seek thy kingdom and its righteousness all things necessary to sustain their life: Send us, we entreat thee, in this time of need, such moderate rain and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth, to our comfort and to thy honor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(P.S. It rained here all day yesterday, so we are good in Tidewater Virginia, but I know there are many other places that are parched. And, by the way, there has always been a prayer for rain in every prayer book, starting with the 1549 one.)