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Prayer for the World Water Day, 22 March 2020

Prayer for the World Water Day, 22 March 2020

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22 March 2020

Prayer for the World Water Day, 22 March 2020


God of life,

You have given water to your creation

so that we all can live,

so that we can be clean and healthy,

every day.

We pray this particular day,

The World Water Day 2020:

Give us the water we need for our body to drink so that we are not thirsty!

Give us the water we need to wash our hands so that we can resist the Covid-19 virus!

God of life,

You have given us eternal life

in the Holy Baptism by water,

in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

God of life,

you have promised us living water

through Jesus Christ,

so that our whole life, body and soul

can be filled with your Spirit

and we can worship you in truth and Spirit

every day and everywhere.

God of life,

You have shown us

that the gift of eternal life

means that we do like you do:

sharing our gifts,

so that all can have life

in abundance.

Make us thankful

and accountable

when we use the water we have been given today.

God of life,

provide clean water

for those who do not have it this day.

Give us open hearts and hands

to seek water justice

and to support those who can provide water for others.

God of life,

make our lives

a source of living water

for others,

so that justice and peace

can fill our churches,

all nations,

and the whole creation.

We pray as your vulnerable human beings,

together in a situation of crisis,

in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

our creator, saviour, and life-giver.

Amen

 

 

 

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary World Council of Churches

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