Please pray for rain


#1

Our crops are hurting from lack of rain. Can you please pray that the Lord will send us some?

Thank you.


#2

Praying!:crossrc:


#3

Perhaps we could pray for the intercession of St Isidore the Farmer?

**Prayer to Saint Isidore the Farmer **

Dear Isidore, you know how normal it is to cultivate the land for you were employed as a farm laborer most of your life. Although you received God’s help materially through Angels in the field, all farmers are aided spiritually to see the wonders God has strewn on this earth. Encourage all farmers in their labors and help them to feed many people. Amen.

saintisidore.org/st-isidore.htm

Litany of Saint Isidore

Litany in honor of St. Isidore the Farmer, patron of farmers and workers. This litany can be prayed in conjunction with the Novena to St. Isidore.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.

St. Isidore, pray for us.
St. Isidore, patron of farmers, pray for us.
St. Isidore, illustrious tiller of the soul, pray for us.
St. Isidore, model of laborers, pray for us.
St. Isidore, devoted to duty, pray for us.
St. Isidore, loaded down with the labors of the field, pray for us.
St. Isidore, model of filial piety, pray for us.
St. Isidore, support of family life, pray for us.
St. Isidore, confessor of the faith, pray for us.
St. Isidore, example of mortification, pray for us.
St. Isidore, assisted by angels, pray for us.
St. Isidore, possessor of the gift of miracles, pray for us.
St. Isidore, burning with lively faith, pray for us.
St. Isidore, zealous in prayer, pray for us.
St. Isidore, ardent lover of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
St. Isidore, lover of God’s earth, pray for us.
St. Isidore, lover of poverty, pray for us.
St. Isidore, lover of fellowmen, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most patient, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most humble, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most pure, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most just, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most obedient, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most faithful, pray for us.
St. Isidore, most grateful, pray for us.

Jesus, Our Lord: we beseech You, hear us.
That You would vouchsafe to protect all tillers of the soil: we beseech You, hear us.
That You would vouchsafe to bring to all a true knowledge of the stewardship of the land…
That You would vouchsafe to preserve and increase our fields and flocks…
That You would vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth…
That You would vouchsafe to bless our fields…
That You would vouchsafe to preserve all rural pastors…
That You would vouchsafe to grant peace and harmony in our homes…
That You would vouchsafe to lift up our hearts to You…

Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.

From lightning and tempest: deliver us, O Lord.
From pestilence and floods…
From winds and drought.
From hail and storm…
From the scourge of insects…
From the spirit of selfishness…

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray:

Grant, O Lord, that through the intercession of Blessed Isidore, the husbandman,
we may follow his example of patience and humility, and so walk faithfully in his footsteps
that in the evening of life we may be able to present to You an abundant harvest of merit
and good works, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

saintisidore.org/religious-info/litany-st-isidore.htm

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#4

Wow, guys, thanks! I just found out that a front is heading towards us! Keep it up!


#5

AMEN!:extrahappy::byzsoc:


#6

Praying for rain
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#7

:byzsoc::byzsoc:


#8

Praying for rain. :gopray:


#9

Thank you for the prayers. We did get a little bit of rain last night, but we could us a lot more. Please continue praying!

I am also praying for your intentions, also.


#10

Praying for rain.:gopray2:


#11

In Ireland we have had rain for the past 50 days every day so I am praying for Sun.


#12

OK, we’ll pray that we switch weather for a few days!


#13

Praying for rain, where it is needed… and sun, where it is needed. :slight_smile:


#14

We can spare it - may it be headed your way soon to provide good crops to all.


#15

I’d appreciate it if those praying for rain would include the Desert Southwest in their prayers. Where I live we have had only three inches of moisture since New Years…:gopray2:


#16

Lord, take the rain you give us with abundance and share with my family in need of this blessing. You heard our prayers to end our dry spell. Please share the grace of your blessed bounty.


#17

I pray you get some rain, and I pray it stops where I live, we could sell it, while your crops are failing without rain, ours are because there’s too much, how ironic…:crossrc:


#18

Please pray for us for rain too. We are 11 inches below normal for the year and farmers are hurting. We had a bad cold snap around Easter that seriously damaged early crops and now the drought is damaging the summer crops. They had to close the beaches at the local lakes and the river is down. We really need a good long rain.


#19

The entire west in in need of rain, California & Nevada are having terrible fre seasons. I will join you in prayer fo rain.
:gopray2:


#20

I will commend your intentions in the Rosary.


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