A Scripture and Prayer for You

Featuring Branon Dempsey Posted on June 13, 2008

My friend, let us comfort one another with the hope of Christ and from the strength of the Word. From our hearts, may our worship be drawn upon fresh waters of peace that flow like streams in the desert to provide for others:
17 "The poor and needy search for water,
       but there is none;
       their tongues are parched with thirst.
       But I the LORD will answer them;
       I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

 18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
       and springs within the valleys.
       I will turn the desert into pools of water,
       and the parched ground into springs.

 19 I will put in the desert
       the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive.
       I will set pines in the wasteland,
       the fir and the cypress together,

 20 so that people may see and know,
       may consider and understand,
       that the hand of the LORD has done this,
       that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
        - Isaiah 41:17-20.

37 “On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as[c] the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." - John 7:37-38.

Almighty Triune God:
Thank you that you are the Sustainer and Provider for our lives. When we are in need, You supply for our thirsty souls, when we are weary you strengthen us and when we are broken, you bind us together again. 

Heavenly Father of All: we are poor and needy and search for You in our dry and thirsty lands. 

Jesus: You are the Source that beautifies our very existence far better than the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. Move in us to share your wealth with others. move in us to provide for those who cannot provide for themselves.

Wonderful Counselor: thank You for your peace that surpasses our understanding, while you guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Living Water: we return not just for a drink, but to be immersed in Your River of life that washes us continually.

As we die to ourselves, we ask for You to meet us here in order for You to fill us again. As we take your words of encouragement and life to a hurting world, be our strength and be our song. Like a broken fragrance, may our lives exude the pleasing aroma of Christ as an offering. Lord receive our worship; receive our praise. – in the Name of Jesus we pray – Amen.


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