For most of my life I didn’t drink water the way the experts say you’re supposed to. In summer we drank from a hose now and then. In the house we stuck our lips under the faucet. Even today I have to force myself to drink from my ubiquitous water bottle. They say that’s why I had such a painful and difficult kidney stone in 2020. Many of us are much the same way with God. God’s provision pours endlessly into our lives. Yet we fail to drink of it. And the results of this God-drought is more costly and serious than a kidney stone. And the nourishment from drinking deep of God is beyond reckoning. Therefore, today’s prayer is for those parched for God’s overflowing presence.
God Most High:
May my every breath speak your praise,
My heart beat a rhythm of your love,
My mind spark with the electricity of your truth.
Cram my life to overflowing with acclaim of you.
You are alive forever, always present, ever speaking.
You spoke Adam and Eve to life;
Called Abraham, Sarah, Ruth, Boaz, Esther, and Habakkuk;
Walked with Mary, Peter, Thomas, Martha, Titus, and Junia;
Transformed generations untold from lost to found to this very day.
You’ve surrounded me with your people:
Mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters, grandparents,
Friends, pastors, children, and teachers
Whose life’s embers have lit mine.
God Who Provides:
Your grace, mercy, justice, and truth
Are rivers flooding life after life even unto mine.
Bring those you’ve chosen to my forgetful mind.
In the runnels of my memories
Surface the names, smiles, and voices
Of those you used to irrigate my faith
So that I may praise you for them.
God Who See Us:
Forgive my barricades against your breakers of provision.
Demolish my defenses;
Seep through the cracks;
Saturate my hard soil.
That my life, my voice, may become a tributary
Of your torrent of healing salvation and just mercy.
From my lips will pour beauty and awe,
From my hands will drip justice and hospitality,
From my heart will surge forgiveness and mercy,
From my life will cascade your Everlasting Life.
That those parched for God’s overflowing presence
May drink with me of your goodness.
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