Bishops pray for relief from California drought

drought-pixCalifornia Catholic bishops are encouraging the faithful to pray for rain, as California experiences a drought that could present many challenges for the state.

California has experienced below average rainfall for the last three years, and most major reservoirs in the state are currently at only 50% capacity.

Most Rev. Jaime Soto, bishop of Sacramento, composed a prayer for relief from the drought, which includes the following supplication:

“May God open the heavens and let his mercy rain down upon our fields and mountains. 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.”

Read the full story at Catholic News Agency.

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