DROP down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together.
THE Word beyond being came down upon you like rain; entreat him, all-blameless Maiden, to rain pure drops of compunction on me, that will wash away every stain of my numberless evils.
Feast of the Prophet Elias.
O GOD, when thou wentest forth before thy people,
when thou wentest through the wilderness; (Pause)
the earth quaked, yea, the heavens dropped water at the presence of the God of Sina,
at the presence of the God of Israel.
O God, thou wilt grant to thine inheritance a gracious rain;
for it was weary, but thou didst refresh it.
MY God, my God, look upon Thy [name].
Open thy heavens once again, and let a drop of Thy divine grace fall.
Enlighten the eyes of her soul, and have mercy on her.
O my God! My God! Thou who seest the secret parts of our soul!
Sweeten our heart which the evil one has embittered and which has forgotten thy love.
Elder Joseph the Hesychast (+1959).
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Prelude Op.28 No. 15, “Raindrop”.