“For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;
the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;
for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Father of mercies,
as you made water spring from desert rock,
cause streams of compassion to pour
from hearts of stone;
that they be turned to hearts of flesh,
and all who thirst might have their fill.
In the name of Jesus, from whose pierced
side flowed living water.
From Share Your Bread, copyright ©2000 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.