It was a great way to start a day and end a week. Our church has been praying around Braintree for this week, including walking in the High Street at 7.30 every morning to pray for God’s blessing on our town. This morning I met with the wonderful Debbie Davis, Lewis Sharp and Beccy Sharp to prayer walk the High Street seven times. Just as we turned round to go down it for the seventh time, it began to rain. The rain continued as we walked down the street and we took it as a sign of God’s hearing our prayer. It stopped as I walked home.
In the words of the old chorus (I’ve been singing a few of them recently), “Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead!” And for me that is one of the themes of the prayer week we have just finished: That we are seeing signs of God’s mercy in the lives of individuals, but we are asking for showers of blessing on our community – Lord, let it rain!