Wednesday January 19th, 2005 - Prayer of the Week for Great Blessing of Water.
Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy
We stand in awe when we see the power of nature and the destruction it can cause. We know that You have the power to quell the storms and we wonder about human suffering in Asia. We are beginning to understand why You wept over Your creation. You see Your workmanship in chaos because of humanity's rejection of Your sovereignty. As we bless water today and celebrate Your baptism and the beginning of the repair of Your creation, we anticipate the time when again the universe will obey You and all nature will sing Your praises. Then all suffering and sorrow will end and we will live eternally with You. We pray in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.