In our journey through the desert, we have come to a halt. Lord Jesus Christ, we need you to rest and quench our thirst.
For all around us, and even more so in the distance, the earth is dry from not having enough rain, the earth is burnt by huge fires, devastated by bombs or earthquakes – and how many hearts throughout the world are dried up by the desolation of daily life or the anguish of tomorrow…
In you we recognise the One who illuminates the dry places in us so that we can work on them, and who, by his own journey and the gift of his life, offers us living, purifying and thirst-quenching water, ready to flow over the barren lands to irrigate the future.
For this oasis of hope at the edge of your well, Lord Jesus, we bless you.