Pause + Pray

Rain or Shine

Man holding umbrella


The weather: It has its effect on my body–and my soul. A dark cloud may mean a welcome rain, but it seldom lifts my spirit to say an Alleluia. I want sunshine. 


I pray by the window and thank you, God of sun and rain, storm and breeze, warmth and chill. I thank you for all of it, for the precarious balance of what you hold in your all-powerful hands. I pray to be open to this hour’s weather–and its influence on my day. I thank you for its benefits and blessings. Help me feel your presence in the temperature, the clouds, the wind, the light. May I accept your gifts always.


Under an umbrella, I will say thanks.  If the day warrants sunscreen. I will say thanks. In all things and all weathers, I will give thanks.

Nourishing Love 2


1 thought on “Rain or Shine”

  1. Mike Reininger

    I remember in the 1990s when I would visit southern California to visit family, I never saw a cloud in the sky. That continuous sunshine I found depressing and oppressive. I couldn’t wait to return to the Northwest where we have a variety of weather. When my chess buddies noticed on my return that my clothes weren’t color coordinated, I replied that “I had just returned from California, and I would get back to normal in due time, be patient.”

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