August 8 Prayer
‘Prayer is to our soul
What rain is to the soil.
Fertilize the soil ever so richly,
It will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains’
St. John Vianney
I dreamt of rain last night and the garden was flourishing.
We can have all the knowledge and truths in our heads but without the rain of God's presence upon us we will not flourish and grow.
Let us remember this week's prayers and quiet our souls. Let the rain of his spirit fill the cracks and hard places in the ground of our being.
Where do you see the hardness of your soul in need of softening?
See the gentle rain come to saturate those cracks and loosen the soil so the seeds may germinate and burst forth.
Pause here to pray …
‘We are so in need of your spirit to touch us today
So we humbly come in prayer.
Rain down on us with your encouragement and rest.
Here we stay for a while
For our rest is in you alone.
Would you water the soil of our souls today as we seek you in prayer.
We remember your voice upon the waters of the storm telling us
To take courage and not hide in our fears.
We see your strong hands of love
Holding us in the center of your truth.
Help us to make room for you to clean out our minds of the things that cause offense,
and change the way we think about others .
We pray for your glory to shine through us
Your church .
We ask for you to send the rain of your presence upon our land as we pray daily.
To heal and restore and soften the cracked, hard places and cause your seeds to grow.
Let your grace that we most need today be poured out into our souls so we in turn may give this grace to others .
Let all of us be complete in all of you so the world may know this rain is the love of God.
It is an invitation to life forevermore. It is the answer we are all longing for if we only can sit in the sheer silence to hear the questions that are deep inside .
We find you here.
We receive your rain and say thank you!
We love your presence
Rain down on us!