It rained Wednesday. We prayed and it rained. Coincidence? No! Tomorrow (Sunday) at FBC we will think together about the leadership/courage of Deborah. As worthy of our admiration as she is, my attention has been on vs 3 (Judges 4) “the sons of Israel cried to the Lord.” Prayer was the first cause. It always is. God sent Deborah because people prayed. Prayer is the breakthrough moment when the people of God realize their captive condition and remember their gracious God. This morning as you pray, will there be a “cry” in your voice and heart. Have we become so complacent that we can no longer grieve over the state of the church and the world? Will we cry out to the Father for kingdom and bread and forgiveness and protection? He will hear and send the rain.