By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Do not leave me alone in this weary land,
where the dust and stand blow in my eyes,
where the heat is good only for raising scorpions,
where I may perish in my own sin and be cut off from people
and where foolish hearts lead people astray (Rom 1:21).
Strike the rock that is my heart with your staff,
that my heart may become wise and through your Holy Spirit
bring forth springs of living water from which many may drink (Exod 17:6).
And that I too might be saved.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.