Dear heavenly father, source of love and mercy; we thank you for all the gifts you have given us.
We pray most earnestly for your blessed rain to fall on the parched earth of our country.
We pray especially for those who work the land and are suffering severely at this time.
Please help us, the people of Australia, to have the courage to become good stewards of the gifts you give us.
Please give us generous hearts so that we can share our bounty with all others in need.
We offer this prayer through Jesus Christ our loving lord and saviour.