Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95, a prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A

19 March 2017

 

 

God, are you with us?

We seek assurance.

 

Like the Israelites at Massah

we desire proof.

Like the people of Meribah

we ache for assurance beyond words,

Something we can see and touch.

Forgive our testiness and fickle faith.

Renew our commitment to hold fast.

Strengthen our belief in your mysterious presence.

Shoot our veins full of the experience of blessing.

Shatter the stoniness of our resistance.

Break forth as water from a rock

Filling our minds to overflowing with your being.

Amen.