SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Catholic bishops of California have called for prayers for rain to bring relief to the drought in the state, as well as for those threatened by the lack of water.
“May God open the heavens, and let his mercy rain down upon our fields and mountains,” said the prayer composed by Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento. “Let us especially pray for those most impacted by water shortages and for the wisdom and charity to be good stewards of this precious gift.”
The prayer also asked that political leaders “seek the common good as we learn to care and share God’s gift of water for the good of all.”
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