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Week 2 – Water

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This week we’ll be reflecting on water’s central place in both life and faith. We’ll explore how we can better use, conserve and share this precious gift of God, strengthened and encouraged by our faith in Jesus who offers “living water”.

Prayer for the week

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

From “I heard the voice of Jesus say”,
by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

As we think about the gift of water at this time, we also remember and continue to pray for those whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated by floods in recent weeks.

God of compassion,
you hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress;
accept our prayers for those whose lives are affected by storms and flooding:
strengthen them in their hour of need,
grant them perseverance and courage to face the future
and be to them a firm foundation on which to build their lives;
this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A prayer for the emergency services and those coping with the flooding

God of compassion,
hear our prayers for those who are affected by storms and flooding:
strengthen them in their hour of need, and
grant them courage to face the future,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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