A reflection on the causes of drought

A reflection for the day


Psalm 4:1

Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

A reflection on drought

 Heavenly Father,

Thou art almighty, thou art most powerful, and thou art the creator of thou world, and all that is in it.Thou hath instructed Man to be keepers of thou world that we live in, thou hath instructed Man to hath dominion over all things, and thou hath instructed Man to subdue thou earth.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that Man hath fallen short in thou expectation in caring for thou world in a way that is fitting, and we are able to see that the way Man lives hath caused changes to thou world that we live in. We are able to see that some of the effects of these changes are manifesting in the climate, and we are able to see that some of these changes are manifesting in changes to the temperatures of thou oceans, and we are able to see that some of these changes are altering the jet stream. We are able to see that these changes are responsible for the many droughts experienced by thou nations world-wide, and that the continent of Africa suffers always.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see that these events are ones that can be addressed by Man. We are able to see that there are programmes and partnerships that are in place to invest in restoration and to maintain Eco systems. We acknowledge the good works of these programmes and partnerships who manage climate change risks by harvesting rain water, and we acknowledge the good works of these programmes and partnerships who manage climate change risks by improving the variety of crops, and we acknowledge the good works of these programmes and partnerships who manage climate change risks by forestation, and we acknowledge the good works of these programmes and partnerships who manage climate change risks by the management of water sources. Heavenly Father, we ask that thou continue to place opportunities before Mankind to continue with these good works.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are consequences to droughts that are described as being severe. We are able to see that Mankind suffers with hunger and we are able to see that Mankind suffers with poverty, and we are able to see that the consequence of drought and famine can be death.

Heavenly Father, thou art  a loving Father, and  thou art a compassionate Father, and we acknowledge that thou art fully aware of all that Mankind hath to contend with.

Heavenly Father, thou entered thou world deemed as suffering as thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, thou suffered for Man and thou hath, and thou doth, and thou wilt, suffer with Man. We are thankful thou hath promised thou strength, we are thankful thou hath promised thou grace, and we are thankful thou hath promised thou victory over death through thou triumph and thou glory of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to thou in prayer thou people of thou Sahel region of Africa, who are afflicted by the experience of drought. We are thankful that there are many charities that provide humanitarian aid, and we ask that opportunities are placed before them to provide humanitarian aid in thou Sahel region of Africa.

Heavenly Father, thou hath taught Man to give and thou hath taught Man to receive encouragement from another, and thou hath taught Man to carry another’s burden.

Heavenly Father, we desire that Mankind reflects carefully about those who are less fortunate than a self, and we desire that Mankind reflects carefully and considers his charitable giving in all cases.

Heavenly Father, we desire that Mankind is aware of thou world and the things that harm thou world. Heavenly Father, we desire that Mankind makes changes to a life by setting aside a desire to live for today and by thinking about a tomorrow.

Heavenly Father, we ask that the cross that we see as a symbol of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, be seen by Man as a symbol of forgiveness, and we ask that the cross that we see as a symbol of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, be seen by Man as a symbol of  healing, and we ask that the cross that we see as a symbol of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, be seen by Man as a symbol of help and guidance.

Heavenly Father, we ask this in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within us, who dwells amongst us, and who advocates for us, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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Posted on March 10, 2012, in charitable giving, drought, responsibility, Sahel region of Africa, suffering and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    It is our future generation which will suffer the consequences of climate change due to industrial wastage and effluents made by man. Some countries are trying to conquer this so that famine does not exist because of the greed of industrial nations. However, there are some who wish to carry further these practices. Father, please help these politicians and industrialists to remedy their ways so that weather changes such as drought are lessened. Amen

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