Letter to the Editor
Prayer for Rain
Published July 22, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m.
Dear Editor and Fellow Citizens,
I saw this prayer in the Fredericksburg newspaper and wanted to share it. It is just as dry there as it is here. Though we don’t have hills and rivers, I think this would be appropriate for us also.
Please join me in this humble request for the rain we so desperately need.
“PRAYER FOR RAIN
Almighty God, we are in need of rain. We realize now, looking up into the clear, blue sky above, what a marvel even the least drop of rain really is. To think that so much water can fall out of the sky, which now is empty and clear! We place our trust in You. We are sure that You know our needs. But You want us to ask You anyway, to show You that we know we are dependent on You. Look on our dry hills and fields, dear God, and bless them with the living blessing of soft rain. Then the land will rejoice, and the rivers will sing Your praises and the hearts of men will be made glad. Amen.”
Carter T. Schildknecht