Prayer: God, Meet us at the Wells

Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by John 4: 5-42, where Jesus meets the Samaritan woman as she draws water from the well.  It was written by Roddy Hamilton.

(inspired by John 4: 5-42)

meet us at the wells
where we are lonely
where we are forgotten
where we are hurt by others
and give us to drink
of the grace that brings life again

speak to us in the trysting places
where the sinners gather
where the prejudices are made known
where our histories are broadcast
and give us to drink
of the forgiveness that brings peace again

Renew all that we are and have been
fill us with a new future
inspire us with recreation
pull us into resurrection
and give us to drink
from the promise of heaven

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws.