"Dew and rain, bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever!" Dan. 3:64
The sound of pitter patter is so peaceful, and can inspire us to prayer and meditation. And the sound of rushing rain can make us stand in awe and wonder at the greatness of our God.
Perhaps now or later when you have time, you can take a moment to listen to the sound and lift your mind and heart to God. And let the Holy Spirit rain down His gentle refreshment into your soul. His love is eternal. His faithfulness to the skies (Ps. 36:5).
The sound outside the nuns' choir as I prayed alone during my retreat recently:
And this was the view:
This kind of weather is so conducive to prayer and contemplation. Just try it. Listen to the individual drops fall, watch just one leaf move, then another, and adore the Lord who is so big yet knows each drop of rain and where it lands.
"For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.…" Isaiah 55:10-11
A few years ago we installed these drains in several places off the monastery roof and they work great, as you can see here. The storm was beautiful I couldn't resist taking a short video. Our sisters also made two rock creeks to catch the water and drain it across the driveway into the yard. Date taken: June 23, 2018
All you waters above the heavens, bless the Lord, praise and exalt him above all forever!
All you powers, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever!
All you winds, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever!
Light and darkness, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever!
Lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord; praise and exalt him above all forever! Dan. 3:60-61, 65, 72-73