Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pray for Rain

    After talking with our visitors from Texas this weekend I feel almost selfish posting this request asking you to pray for rain for our area, so I ask you to include Texas and every other area that is in a drought in your prayers.  The crops here are at a very critical stage.  They have already been hurt by the lack of rain, but if there isn't rain very soon many of the fields of soybeans are not going to produce anything and the corn will not mature--just dry up on the stalks.  Country Guy walked out into a field over the weekend and brought back a pod from the bean plants.  It had no beans in it.  Only rain will cause it to fill.
     Our new friends from Texas were telling us they had 40 days in a row when the temperature in Dallas/Ft. Worth was over 100 degrees.  This was broken by one day of 95 degrees, and then the 100 degree days began again. Those temperatures are forecast for at least the next 10 days!  I'm sure that everything there has been burned up by the sun!  We still have some green plants in our area, but are having to water all the vegetable and flower gardens.  Please, Lord, let it rain!
    I can't believe how difficult it has been to enjoy God's beautiful creation because of the weather this year!  In the spring we had so much rain we were afraid we couldn't get the crops planted.  Once we finally did, and the crops started growing, it virtually stopped raining.  I was trying to recall the last good rain we had.  The last one I can remember was the night of Elevate 2011, when we had to end the concert early because of a huge storm headed our way--that was June 25!
    I love the sound of rain--except when we've already had too much.  I can't wait to hear it again and to smell that wonderful fragrance.  Please pray with us that it will come soon!

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