Gracious God, my geraniums are wilting, their vibrant color bleeding away as they wilt in the heat. The crops and lawns and little birds long for the skies to open and your rain to water your earth.

God I, we, long for that too. To smell the ozone and hear the wind chimes sing as the wind picks up. To see the tree leaves turn upside down, the sky to darken with heavy and swollen clouds. To hear the first drops spatter on windows and pavements as we throw open the windows and doors. I, we, long to run outside to feel your cool, wet blessing on our faces once more.

Wash us clean, God. Refresh and restore your whole creation, we pray.


Alicia Hager resides in West Michigan and is a Postulant to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Church. Alicia enjoys spending time with her daughters and her husband, is bonkers about her cats, and blogs at

RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back to the specific post. For permission to use written material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.

We hope you'll join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.