Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lenten Prayer #5: For the Water of God's Holy Spirit

Isaiah 44:3-4 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground. I will pour out my Spirit on your children and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.

John 7:37-38 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart* shall flow rivers of living water.”

God, without your Spirit we become like barren soil, packed and parched.  We cannot irrigate the dusty deserts of our lives.  Pep talks and positive attitudes can make us all the more aware of our inner dryness of spirit.  Come as a rushing stream, flooding our dry ground. Inundate us with your love and life!  Soak us with steady streams so that what lies dormant now will blossom in the time you appoint blessings.  Call us to come and slake our thirst with living water.  Transfer all who believe into streams and then rivers of your life.  You are the source, but let us be the course through which you will send your life to many.  Amen

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