12th August 2019

Prayer Shared From Life and Work August Issue

(from www.lifeandwork.org)

 

From the rain’s gentle fall

to the bubbling spring

giving life to the swiftly flowing mountain stream,

to meandering river then gracefully onwards

to the broad sweeping estuary

to reach the ocean’s mighty depths,

flows the water of life.

 

Lord, thank you for your gift of water,

source of refreshment, bringing growth, sustaining life.

For us water is freely available,

sometimes it seems we have too much,

yet for others there is too little.

Streams and rivers dry,

land arid and unproductive,

people longing for the refreshing fall of rain.

In this land of the mountain and the flood

make us mindful of others’ needs

and of those who work to overcome

the effects of drought on land and people.

 

But there are other streams

that flow from “the spring of the water of life.”

Streams of living water

filling us with your life and love.

 

Lord, fill the arid places of our lives

with your living water.

Refresh our souls.

Quench our thirst.

Bring us to that river whose

“streams make glad the city of God”.

That, drinking of its waters, our lives will

flow with the life giving waters of eternal life.

 

Then from us may the streams

of living water flow onwards and outwards

until all are overflowing with the water of life,

that we may never thirst again.

 

Amen


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