Water to the thirsty, food to the fugitives

Holy Father, we confess you as the one, true God, almighty in power, with knowledge of all things, unceasing in mercy, and righteous without exception.

Remove from us everything that pollutes and all that causes impurity. Wash us clean each day with the blood of your Son, as we walk in your light.

Keep us from bitterness of spirit when we see the rebellion and stubbornness of others, so that we ourselves may not be excluded from the kingdom.

Let us be a people of few words, except in the praise of your name and the salvation of our Lord.

Give us compassion to give the water of life to the thirsty and heavenly food to the fugitives, so that they may inherit an eternal home.

We put away pride before your holy presence, and we welcome your servants with gladness. We wait to see your plans fulfilled, we hope upon your precious promises, and we obey our Lord in all things. For this faith, give us life which you have predestined to those who love you.

As the vine grows toward the sun, we reach toward you, O God, that we might be mature and complete, lacking in nothing, filled with your goodness, useful in service for the kingdom.

Bless us this day, that we might be a blessing to others.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.