We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today is the United Nation's World Day for Water. Here in Canada we can be so grateful for our plentiful supply of clean natural drinking water. We must be responsible with our water and aware that water is a sacred gift. Many people around the world do not have the blessing of clean water we enjoy here in Canada. We keep in our prayers today all those in areas of drought, like Africa, South America, areas of the middle east, India, China, Australia and even areas of the United States – you can google drought maps as see the latest global conditions.
In the Bible a passage from Revelation (21:6) expresses this special gift of water: "To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life."
In the Seventh Station of the Cross, Jesus Falls the Second Time.
We see Jesus stumbling and falling under the weight of the cross.
He lies in the dry, choking dust, thirsting and alone … and in pain
Our hearts go out to him.
It seems so wrong.
One who brings life is losing it to the hardness of hearts around him
Who can not recognize in him the true water of life and hope.
Imagine Jesus face in this drought of love - what you see as you look deeply into Jesus' eyes?
Do you try to comfort Jesus pain? Have you seen such pain in others or yourself?
Can you let Jesus inside of you be living water for another person?
Lord let us bring life to your world. In Jesus name we prayer. Amen.
Refreshed by Jesus we enter our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.