Sunday, January 19, 2014

Prayer of the Week: Our Lord's Baptism

Dear Students and Friends,

Father Andrew of St Luke Church offers this prayer for our meditation:

O Lord, You sanctified the water through Your baptism. You were present when Moses sweetened the waters of Marah; present when he struck the rock and water flowed out. You were present when Isaiah parted the Jordan river and ascended to heaven; present when Joshua carried the Ark of the Covenant across the Jordan into the Holy Land. As we reenact Your Holy Baptism by blessing the water, so be present with us and send Your Holy Spirit upon us so that living water will flow from our hearts and we will be baptized with holy fire. May we experience that river which flows from Your throne in the new Jerusalem. We pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pray this prayer as you need, remembering we are washed by our Lord.

You may also answer this question that Father poses regarding this Bible Verse:

And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb (Rev 22:1). What else will we experience from God's Holy River? (See Rev 22:2.)

To receive one credit, you can send your answer here (else10-at-gmail-dot-com) and to Father (oandrey-at-aol-dot-com) for anonymous posting to the St Luke website.

May you be blessed in your prayers!

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