Lord, wash us and we shall be clean.
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended
you stood among us,
waiting the water like everybody else,
as if you were a sinner
in need of cleansing.
The Father said in a loud voice:
“You are my beloved Son;
with you I am well
Oh Holy God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You stand with us, sinful as we are.
Make us holy through the waters of baptism.
in the wilderness.
The land we walk is rugged and rough.
We find no easy highways,
only deep valleys and
a light for us,
and for all nations,
grasp us by the hand.
Open the eyes of the blind,
bring prisoners out of their cells,
and deliver those who live in oppression.
Grant us the grace to be merciful to each other.
gather us as
lambs in your arms.
rain the Holy Spirit down upon us:
over our shoulders, down on our heads, hands, feet.
Drench our hearts.
Your lavish love
and your pouring the Spirit upon us
has made us wealthy
Please be our continued guest.
2015, Anne M. Osdieck. All rights reserved.
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