"The Ben Ish Hai says that it is a great segula to daven on a rainy day."
This morning I had a conversation with a woman about her family. She told me that her six-year-old granddaughter was very excited to see that it was raining. Her teacher had taught her that it was an auspicious time to daven to Hashem when it rains as G-d opens up the Otzrot Shamayim (heavenly treasures) during that time.
The girl began to pray to Hashem while her mother eavesdropped in the background. First she asked for Hashem to bring the Mashiach and that the Beit Hamikdash should be rebuilt. Then she asked that her father should be able to spend his days engaged in full-time Torah learning. Next she asked that her grandparents should move to where she was living so that she could see them all the time.
She ran over to her three-year-old brother, explaining to him that it was a special time to ask Hashem for those things he wanted. The boy asked for a car and a new toy.
A little while later, the children's mother overheard her "spiritual" daughter ask Hashem if she could have some videos to watch sometimes.
Yes, the little girl eventually asked for something in the material realm. But, at least, her priorities were spot on.
How about ours?