Sow for yourselves righteousness;
reap steadfast love;
break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the Lord,
that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. (Hosea 10:12)
These words are for us. We are sowing righteous prayers, and it is by righteousness that we pray them.
Remember: Abraham believed God, and it was accorded to him as righteousness!
We are before the Lord in faith, looking to the well-being of others, beginning to experience more deeply, more certainly, His compassion for them, forsaking our own soft empathies for the sake of persevering, effectual prayer.
And toward this end, that they will be able to do as we are doing, sowing seeds of righteousness, knowing the Lord as He is, calling upon Him in faith, and reaping a bounty of good reward.
Rain in the Field, Southern Estonia
Wikipedia, by permission