Lord Jesus, I have nowhere else to go; You have the words of eternal life. I believe and know that You are the Holy One of God
Prayer of the Bible
O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
-Psalm 139: 1-6
(Free expression of praise and thanksgiving to God)
Confession of Sin
O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore thee, a heart to delight in thee, to follow and to enjoy thee, for Christ's sake.
-Ambrose of Milan ( 339-397)
(Time of silence for confession of sin)
The Words of Jesus
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
(Think deeply on these life-giving words of Jesus)
Prayers for Ourselves and Others
Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with
-James 5:16 The Message
(Time to bring before God our own needs and the needs of others)
Lord Jesus, we bless and praise You, You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To anyone who is thirsty, You will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who overcome will inherit all this, and You will be their God and they will be Your children.