Blessed be the holy Trinity, + one God,
the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth,
our light and our salvation. Amen.
Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are clothed
with God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us give thanks for
the gift of baptism.
Holy God, holy and merciful, holy and mighty,
you are the river of life, you are the everlasting
wellspring, you are the fire of rebirth.
Glory to you for oceans and lakes, for rivers and
streams. Honor to you for cloud and rain, for dew and snow.
Your waters are below us, around us, above us: our
life is born in you. You are the fountain of resurrection.
Praise to you for your saving waters: Noah and the animals
survive the flood, Hagar discovers your well. The Israelites
escape through the sea, and the Samaritan woman will never
be thirsty again.
Praise to you for the water of baptism
and for your Word that saves us in this sacrament.
Breathe your Spirit into all who are gathered here
and into all creation. Illumine our days. Enliven our bones.
Dry our tears. Wash away the sin within us, and drown
the evil around us.
Satisfy all our thirst with your living water, Jesus
Christ, our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.