Friday, July 27, 2012

Prayerful Friday

This summer has seen horrendous heat and drought conditions across much of the continental US.  We feel so blessed here in Minnesota to have received some rain this month.  In particular, the St. Croix River Valley has received more precipitation than our neighbors to the north or west.  

Unfortunately, other parts of the Midwest, plus the Plains States, known as the “breadbasket of the nation,” have not been as fortunate.  In fact, the mid-section areas have been hit the hardest as illustrated in the map above.  Cattle are being auctioned off, crops have burned, wells are drying up and drinking water is a concern.  The misery of middle America, however,  will soon be shared as food prices  soar.   

It’s a terrible situation and this does not even include the  personal toll taken on those in the hardest hit areas as they watch their beloved lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and plants all wither away in light of watering bans.   

And what about the wildlife?  I fear for their health and safety!

 Please take a moment to pray for blessed relief for  our neighbors and friends, as well as the region’s flora and fauna, who are suffering.  Let’s make this one of the largest prayer circles ever.  Here, take my hand, and say with me . . .

Dear Heavenly Father,

You said whatsoever any two or more come together and agree and ask in Your Son's name, it shall be given. We come to You, humbly, and ask that You bring down the rain to our parched lands. Our farmers and ranchers need it desperately, as well as our firefighters.  

And please, God,  watch over the animals!

We ask this all in Jesus' name.

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