My spirit hungers and thirsts for God. My heart desires to be shaped by the Holy One, to be clay in the hands of the potter. I imagine myself as soft, red clay in the strong hands of the Creator of the Universe. I feel the deep dryness within me quenched by God’s abundant living water. My soul cries out with joy that I am beloved of God.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
—Psalm 63:3 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy One, my body, soul, and spirit hunger and thirst for you. Here in this barren wilderness, fill me with your living water. Shape me into the one you would have me become. Amen.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness
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