Opening Prayer: Abundant Water

Here’s a responsive prayer of invocation based on Psalm 42, Psalm 78 and Psalm 104. It comes from Living Waters for the World.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 42, Psalm 78, Psalm 104)

God, you split rocks in the wilderness,
and gave your people abundant drink, as from the deep.
Come to us, Lord. 
Give us that abundant water.

You made streams come out of the rock,
and caused waters to flow down like rivers.
Come to us, Lord. 
Send the waters down upon us.

You turned the desert into pools of water,
the parched land into springs of water.
Come to us, Lord. 
Create springs in the parched desert of our hearts.

As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. 
Come to us, Lord, and fill our longing. 

~ posted on Living Waters for the World.