praying for rain.

You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary land. ~Psalm 68:9

There is a one word answer to each and every prayer I’m praying right now.

Rain.

Yes, there is the prayer for actual precious, sweet, beautiful rain in a parched and weary land, where life struggles to live and those who dwell there struggle to survive. But there’s more…

For the orphan who stares out the window of a broken-down building, wondering if anyone will come – rain love.

For those stretching every penny to the point of breaking, friends and family members who are told over and over again “not you for this job – not this time”  – rain provision.

For a city – a country – wearing the bruises of wrecked relationships, and raising kids who live in families yet hunger for true family- rain healing.

For my friend who longs for the child her body will never carry – rain comfort.

For the ever-growing list of those who wear the badge “cancer” – rain miracles.

For the old who are tucked away in sterile beige buildings or go unnoticed in quiet homes in pristine communities – rain hope.

For my friend who has put her own future on hold – a wedding, a job, a home –  to ensure her precious mother has rich and bright days – rain blessing.

 Be rainfall on cut grass,
earth-refreshing rain showers.
Let righteousness burst into blossom
and peace abound until the moon fades to nothing.
Rule from sea to sea,
from the River to the Rim. ~Psalm 72:6

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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