After a warm spell dried out curly willow leaves litter the grass (Photo: Irene Bom)
I was searching for something to share on a summer theme. The word “hot” led me to this prayer poem by Anita Munro.
Teach us where the bucket is
O God, we gather at your waters,
as a hot and bothered crowd gathers on the beach
on a sweltering, summer day.
O God, we drink at your fountain,
as a parched dog laps at the fresh,
running water of a bush creek.
O God, we await your refreshment,
as a tired worker watches for the change of shift.
Quench our thirst, satisfy our longings.
May we be refreshed and restored in you;
and teach us where to find the bucket and how to carry it
so that we might draw that water for those who most need it.
— written by Anita Monro and posted on the MAD-e-Lena blog.
Read Anita’s blog post for the story behind this prayer poem.
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