Thinking Out Loud

July 17, 2012

Fire and Rain

Filed under: current events, prayer — paulthinkingoutloud @ 9:18 am

We tend to forget that in the context of the larger narrative, the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal wasn’t so much about fire as it was about rain. The demonstration of God’s power occurred not so much in the fire that consumed the altar, but in a little cloud that appeared on the horizon.

Much of the United States and Canada is urgently in need of rain.

I’m amazed at how many people I know who simply don’t watch the evening news; on broadcast television or online. They go to the grocery store, and fill large carts with produce while shopping in air-conditioned comfort, oblivious to how those fruits and vegetables got there.

We need to pray for rain.

Crops are dying in the field, cattle are going hungry. Unless we get a good hard, soaking rain; our local food supply is going to disappear. This is the worst drought in the U.S. in fifty years; some say a hundred years.

Take a moment right now, and pray for rain to fall where it is so badly needed.

This is urgent. If you live elsewhere, please join us in praying for rain to fall in drought areas in North America.


  1. Reblogged this on GoodOleWoody's Blog and Website.

    Comment by goodolewoody — July 17, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

  2. Coming from a land “of droughts and flooding rains” including decades of drought in the inland areas, I am conscious of extremes in weather. We have seen footage of dying crops in America on our TV news and we have prayed for rain there. May this be a time of people crying out to God.

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — July 18, 2012 @ 5:06 am

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