We come to your well of life-giving water, some of us as Water Carriers, and others coming with hopes and prayers. Thank you, Yahweh, for seeing us as we really are, your beautiful creation. Thank you for the vision you have placed inside each of us. Thank you for preparing us so we can take the next step.
What can we do, LORD, except walk in your grace? What can we do, except live out the gifts and vision you have placed within us? All we are is because of you! All we have is from you! All we have accomplished is by your design! We see your mystery all around and within us, and are amazed.
We enter your sacred prayer space to hear your voice and feel your peace. You have gone before us to prepare everything in advance. We have all we need because you know us so intimately. You have removed the old religious ways, the man-made requirements for pleasing God. You show us your new way.
We enter your holy prayer space singing your praises and seeking your loving embrace. We find you here as you draw near to us. You wrap us in Life-giving Spirit’s loving embrace and breathe your life into us. This is what it feels like to be subjected to you – we are completely cared for.
Emmanuel, Wonderful Counsellor, we gather at the well to fill up on your life-giving water for ourselves and to share with others. We receive your salvation with joyful hearts. Thank you for giving us the strength. May our songs of faith and joy delight you.