Litanies & Prayers

Living water

A litany for worship

by Ken Sehested

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God will quench the thirst of all who drink from this river of delight. (Psalm 46:4 ; Psalm 36:8)

Living water! ¡Aguas de vida!

O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land. (Psalm 63:1)

¡Aguas de vida!

God turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (Psalm107:35; Isaiah 12:3)

¡Aguas de vida!

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you. (Isaiah 43:2)

¡Aguas de vida!

When the poor and needy seek water, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them. I will never forsake. (Isaiah 41:17)

¡Aguas de vida!

The wicked are like the tossing sea that cannot keep still; its waters toss up mire and mud. You who live by mighty waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, the thread of your life is cut. (Isaiah 57:20; Jeremiah 51:13)

¡Aguas de vida!

Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Amos 5:24; Habakkuk 2:14)

¡Aguas de vida!

Jesus said, “All who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. So let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water. ” (John 4:14, 7:38)

¡Aguas de vida!

“Oh, People of Mercy,” Jesus asks, “are you able to drink the cup that I drink? Can you enter the baptismal waters even as I did?” (Mark 10:38)

Yes, we are able! ¡Sí se puede!

©ken sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org