As we continue this season of Lent, let’s ask for the grace to believe that God truly thirsts for union and communion with us, and that we will be renewed in our commitment, truly thirsty, to meet him in new and transformative ways, as we pray:
Father, you sent your son Jesus to reveal the depths of your desire for us. Grant us the grace of a reciprocal thirst in us for you. Help us to abandon all the wells in our life that can never satisfy and rediscover Jesus as the True Living water that alone can satisfy our deepest longings and desires.
Jesus, you not only became thirsty at the well, but from the Cross you cried, “I thirst” (John 19:28). Help us to become living water to others, especially those who suffer, feel abandoned, or who thirst for love and acceptance.
Holy Spirit, like Jesus, you are the Living Water, in the heart that prays. Through your sanctifying presence, may we be truly cleansed and refreshed in Christ.
(3rd Sunday of Lent, 2023)