Cloudy Day Prayer

Photograph of Clouds by Stephen W. Hiemstra
Photo by Stephen W. Hiemstra

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Loving Father,

I give thanks for your presence on cloudy days,

when the rain soaks through my clothes and the sun shines dimly.

I cherish your presence most when I am cold and

can’t remember what it was like to be warm.

Maybe the sun really shines, but I can’t see it;

Maybe the clouds don’t so last long, but I can’t see it.

Be especially near.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, protect those I love from my stumbling;

guard my heart from besetting fears and temptations that overwhelm;

cover my mind that I do not sin.

That the sun will truly shine one day.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.


Cloudy Day Prayer

Also see:

Prayer for Silence and Solitude 

Prayer for Shalom 

A Place for Authoritative Prayer 

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