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Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:20:24 AM »
Tonight we got a forecast of scattered T-cells.

I looked outside and saw the most glorious red sunset, then I remembered being taught as a child:

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Red sky at night,
Sailor's delight.

We so badly need the rain.

At 9:30 PM, we got some rain. Blessed rain. Praise the Lord, the Giver of Life. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

Please pray that we get more rain to break this drought that is killing avocado, walnut, and almond trees in the valleys. The cattle need grass, but there is no water for the grass or the cows.

Lord have mercy,



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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 01:33:55 AM »
LORD have mercy!  Think an El Nino will bring rain in Autumn?

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 05:52:28 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 09:36:46 AM »
Lord have mercy!!

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 05:19:57 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 10:17:33 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 11:16:58 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 01:13:03 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 05:05:54 PM »
LORD have mercy!  Think an El Nino will bring rain in Autumn?

NWS is predicting a moderate El Niño this fall, I hope so, live in drought stricken area of Texas, May the Lord bring more rain, Lord have mercy on us.

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 05:59:02 PM »
http://www.weather.com/news/california-wildfires-update-20140811

We desperately need rain as wild fires are increasing in northern California.

Although we do have monsoonal conditions here in the South (cloud coverage and humidity) there is little to no precipitation here in Southern California as it is mostly moving to Arizona and New Mexico.

Please continue to pray for rain here in California.

Lord have mercy.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 06:14:08 PM »
Continued prayers. Lord, have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 12:00:03 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

I read in the paper  that El Nino is fading somewhat.

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 09:18:19 AM »
The rain you talked about has hit, Maria. It's raining hard here and it's predicted to last for a while.
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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 09:58:30 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Re: Pray for rain in the drought striken West.
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2014, 04:37:44 AM »
Lord have mercy, and water this thirsty land.
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