Dry seasons of life

Cleansing Rain


“The cleansing rains let parched men and women flower toward the sun.”

When the spirit is dry, cleansing rains refresh us. It’s a wonderful thought for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, or spiritual dryness. It happens to all of us, no matter how strong our faith.

i am struggling with a parched time of life right now. I’m clinging to my faith, to the loved ones who have my back, and to the promise of cleansing, refreshing soul-healing rains. And I am strengthened by this prayer.

A prayer by Rabbi Sidney Greenberg
We pray that we might know before whom we stand: The Power whose gift is life, who quickens those who have forgotten how to live.

We pray for winds to disperse the choking air of sadness, for cleansing rains to make parched hopes flower, and to give all of us the strength to rise up towards the sun.

We pray for love to encompass us for no other reason save that we are human—that we may all blossom into persons who have gained power over our lives.

We pray to stand upright, we fallen; to be healed, we sufferers; we pray to break the bonds that keep us from the world of beauty; we pray for opened eyes, we who are blind to our authentic selves.

We pray that we may walk in the garden of a purposeful life, our own powers in touch with the power of the world.

Praise to the G_d whose gift is life, whose cleansing rains let parched men and women flower toward the sun.


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