A prayer for the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

God-
waterWe want someone to say, “Come.” To invite us in as if we are expected and wanted and welcome.

After a long journey, after a hard night’s work, after a fight, after a big complicated celebration, we want to be welcomed.

We are thirsty from the desert of surgery and chemo, the desert of abandonment and rejection, the desert of struggle and meaninglessness, and we want a sip of life.

We want to be known.

We confess.
We confess that we know you tell us that we are loved but we don’t believe you.
We confess that we know you offer us hope and health but we don’t believe you.
Or we look at what you offer and we say, “I don’t want that kind of health. I want to be fixed my way.”
We confess that we pretend we aren’t thirsty because we think your offer has strings.
We confess that we pretend we don’t need you.
But we do.
We need your living water and your presence. We need to know that you know us. We need you.
Forgive us, we ask, our trespasses as we are learning from you to forgive others.
Help us to love others the way that you love us.
Hot and tired and thirsty.
And welcome.
Amen.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.