Saturday, March 25, 2017

rain prayer

Father God,

i just wanted you 
to know

that i heard your early rain 
falling softly
on my rooftop this morning

and when i stepped outside
to feel it on my face

the scent of it
astounded me

it was as though
i had never smelled it

and the cold of it?

ah, the cold of it
quickened me 

Lord, i love your rain…

and i just wanted

to know

"Has the rain a Father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?"
                                                           Job 38:28

*Photograph taken later that morning in the Potwin neighborhood. (Topeka, Ks.)


  1. Very nice. Reminds me of this: "Earth’s crammed with heaven,
    And every common bush afire with God;
    But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
    The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries"

  2. Love that! I have read the first two lines but never seen the last two!