Water is the essential essence of new life
Water bubbles into our being
Water cleans us and helps us start anew
Help us to understand the symbolism of the great flood,
the symbolism of Jesus and John in the river Jordan,
the symbolism of our own baptism.
Water brings us together
Water is the river moving us from one place to another.
Water satisfies our thirst and springs us to life.
Help us to be that woman at the well,
ready to hear what it is to be rejected,
ready to drink from the cup of truth.
Water floats us to the surface.
Water is the lake producing hydroelectric power.
Water is the thin ice on which we skate.
Help us to walk on water,
to see the potential in life,
to want to make the world a better place.
Water shapes our landscape.
Water is the smell of rain after drought.
Water is the mirage on the dry horizon.
Help us to change water into wine,
to enhance that which is already good,
to identify that which needs to be made better.
Water is the fog that prevents us from seeing.
Water is the fall that prevents us from hearing.
Water is the treatment that prevents us from tasting.
Help us to live a life of justice,
flowing like torrents of water,
a life of righteous actions like a stream that never dries up.