O Heavenly Rain


O dark grey heavens, give it your all
Open! - Release the iron floodgates
Of rushing rains and crashing thunders
Send those healing waters rushing down
To a parched and hungry world that thirsts
For the nourishing life only you
Can give down to him and me and them
And all who cry for the mercy of
Your rain

O shrouded heavens, cool the dry ground
With your pounding, seething cleansing rains
As we lift our pleading mouths to drink
Let the swords of angels tear and rend
The dark shrouds to free the cascading
Torrents of great black billowing clouds
That rise above our beseaching hands
We pray thee, O merciful heavens
Please let loose the soothing showers of
Your rain.

O merciful heavens, drench the dust
Of white hot desert sands and fill these
Mud - caked rivers to the very brim
With all that man desires to savor
Let me swim in your cooling blessings
Caressing your refreshing embrace
And be lost eternally down in
Swirling waters of endless oceans
Cleansed forever in the freedom of
Your rain

Author's Notes/Comments: 

it was just pouring last night & it cleaned out the dusty cobwebs that have prevented me from writing for so long.

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Kristine Snow's picture

I love the imagery here. What a wondrous prayer! Rain, while it can cause some damage, certainly heals and gives life.