This article reflects on the belief that some people have the power to make or prevent rain. Looking at the rain ritual of the Pedi and the rain queen Modjadji, this article shows that there is no biblical evidence that people can cause rain. God is the one who gives and withholds rain. The church should pray to ask God for rain.
Questions about evil tend to be the same. Did God know it was going to happen? Where was God? Does God have knowledge about the future? Was God able to prevent it? Why should we pray to God when it seems as if He can't actually keep bad things from happening?