Friday, 19 January 2018

A Prayer for Water and Rain

Creator God, in the beginning, your spirit hovered over the waters of the earth, bringing form to the void, shape to the chaos and life to the creatures of this earth. Bless us with the understanding of the necessity of water for our life, especially that we never waste it. May we cherish its blessing for sustaining us. May we use it to promote cleanliness and give you thanks for health. May we play in it in our pools, beaches and backyards, and share our joy with one another and give you thanks for laughter. May we remember the crossing of the Red Sea and give you thanks for freedom. May we rejoice in the waters of Baptism and give you thanks for our Christian life. And we thank you especially for rain and snow, for our rivers and creeks, for our farmlands and gardens, and for everything that is life-giving.

And we pray especially during these months for more rain on our small island of Malta. As most countries are being deluged with snow and rain, we ask for the blessing of rain on our crops, our fields and our countryside. Even though the overall scenery looks pretty green at this time of year, however we need much more rain for the fruit trees which need more rain to go deeper to the roots. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord, our provider and our life-giving Savior. Amen.

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