Water Prayers

Zuni Prayer for Rain

Cover my earth mother four times with many flowers.
Let the heavens be covered with the banked-up clouds.
Let the earth be covered with fog; cover the earth with rains.
Great waters, rains, cover the earth.  Lighting cover the earth.
Let thunder be heard over the earth; let thunder be heard;
Let thunder be heard over the six regions of the earth.

Santhal Prayer for Rain

O mother of the universe, give us rain! Cleanse us of fear, suspicion and panic! Heal us of hate: Give us that which we need.  As the one fire leaping out of many kinds of wood, As the one air that is breathed by all, As the one sun shining upon the world, Is untainted by the blemishes of what it shines upon; As the one self Abiding in, yet unsullied by many selves; Come forth, O come forth…


Celtic Rain Blessing

May the blessing of the rain be on you–the soft sweet rain.  May it fall upon your spirit so that little flowers may spring up, and shed their sweetness on the air. May the blessing of the great rains be on you, may they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean and leave there many a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines, and sometimes a star. 

From the National Catholic Rural Life Conference “Rural Life Prayer Book

Almighty God, we are in need of rain. We realize now, looking up into the clear, blue sky, what a marvel even the least drop of rain really is. To think that so much water can really fall out of the sky, which now is empty and clear! We place our trust in You. We are sure that You know our needs. But You want us to ask you anyway, to show You that we know we are dependent on you. Look to our dry hills and fields, dear God, and bless them with the living blessing of soft rain. Then the land will rejoice and rivers will sing Your praises, and the hearts of all will be made glad. Amen.

Daily Rain Prayer by Claire Chuck Bohman

I pray for the rains to come. I pray for rains that will bring snow to the Sierras and the lower Cascades that are so thirsty right now. I pray for rains so that the plants can grow, the animals can drink, and the people can delight in the beauty of the snow and the rain.  I pray for the farmers and the workers who are suffering because of a lack of water.  I pray for right relationship with the waters and the land. I pray that the rains will come soon and that they will flow abundantly bringing water and cleansing to the land.  I pray that we human ones will remember how to be in a good way with the water and that we may use the water that the earth has offered us in a way that is in balance.


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