Joel 2:23

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Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. - Joel 2:23

Dear Heavenly Father,

We take your rain for granted until we go several days without it.  The land looks tired and brown and things start dying around our yards.  But almost as if it was a train coming on time, you have started bringing us the autumn rains again.  Things are greening up.  The thirst is quenched and fall crops are budding forth.  There is mercy in raindrops.  Thank you for loving all that you have made enough to water the land.  Water our souls too with the wetness of grace and peace coming from your word.  Help us find insights in the word that delight our hearts and guide our thinking.  Make us less stressed and more peaceful.  Drove out the drought of selfishness and despair.  Replace it with the soft green grass of grace, love, faith and peace.  


Pastor Don Patterson

As rain renews the earth with green growth, the word renews hearts with pleasant thoughts.