Mar 13, 2017

Prayer at the Well

Here’s a prayer inspired by Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well (John 4:5-42). It was written by Rachel Hackenberg and posted on RevGalBlogPals. It would make a wonderful opening prayer, but I could also see it being used in the context of a pastoral or intercessory prayer. (You could just add specific petitions in the third paragraph.)

Prayer at the Well
(inspired by John 4:5-42)

Welcoming Jesus,
we come to you at the well,
from all walks & seasons of life,
from all circumstances,
and in every mood.

Some of us are eager, curious.
Some of us are defensive and worried.
Some of us are tired or lonely.
But most of all, we are
thankful you're here.

Please be gracious and kind
as we pour out our stories.
Hear our grief...
Know our joy...
Receive our questions.

We still have not learned to be
satisfied by your abundance.
Pour out life for us yet again
and renew us by your mercy.
Amen

~ written by Rachel Hackenberg, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.  http://revgalblogpals.org/