28th April – A Prayer for Today

We woke to the sound of rain, at last!
The ground has been baked hard
as if it were high summer,
but now rain.

The packet seeds sowed weeks ago
have been watered day by day
but chlorinated water out of a can
is not the same as steady gentle rain.

Why do I offer my thanks
for sunshine and rain
only at harvest time?
Help me to be mindful
of the providence of this rich earth
every day.

Michael Mays