Dear souls, please pray for the Lord to grant the early rains and the late rains, as the BIble says, but in moderation! The sweet corn and tomatoes we have in are rotting in the field due to almost daily rains here in the midwest. The crops that are maturing properly still have to be harvested and that can’t be done when everything is so wet. The balance of daytime temperatures when it is not raining are in the high nineties, and tomatoes can’t set fruit when it is searing hot. The old folks are waiting on their corn and tomatoes and we all need a proper wheat, corn and soybean harvest and so on. So thank You, Lord, for the delightful rains that have relieved the intense heat. Temper the weather to provide crops and make us truly lavish in donating to the poor of our respective parishes, dear Lord, to ease the bind on families. And Lord, make us organized into farm & garden food cooperatives so we need never buy retail again, and can process foods on a community basis. Keep us free from sin, dear Lord, and always observant of Your day of rest.
Keep the wild wind from lodging the wheat,
Keep the sun mild for tomatoes sweet,
Keep the rain quenching, not drenching the heat,
Keep the farmer’s heart so the poor can all eat. AMEN