We have been praying for a week.
We praise God for the encouragement He has given us in the rain showers we have already received.
Now is not the time to quit.
The drought has not been broken.
Along with the obvious desire for physical rain, we are praying for a spiritual rain. We are praying for the presence of God to be more apparent in the churches and in the lives of Christ’s followers.
We are praying that, in turn, our city will be turned to the Lord.
Psalm 67 says: “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us; may Your ways be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You. Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.”
O God, Father of all who have been born anew by water and the Spirit, hear this prayer.
Vindicate Your name among Your people, and among those not of Your family.
Rev. Kevin Baxter,
pastor Foundry Methodist Church,