who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling
as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Hear God saying these words to you
I will gather you from the nations
and gather you from all countries.
I will sprinkle clean water upon you
and you shall be clean from your uncleanness.
A new heart I will give you
and put a right spirit within you.
You shall be my people
and I shall be your God.
As you pour water into a bowl say
Blessed are you Lord God, King of the universe.
You bring water out of the stony rock.
With you is the well of life
and in your light we shall see light.
Blessed be God for ever.
Jesus left Judea and started back to Galilee. 4But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’. (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?’ (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give me a drink”, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’
God in Christ gives us water welling up for eternal life.
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Lord, give us this water, and we shall thirst no more.
Jesus, who gives us living water,
assures us of his forgiveness
and the gift of the Holy Spirit
to the glory of God the Father.
Dip your hand in the water as a sign of our baptism, make the sign of the cross on your forehead
Spend some time in silence remembering your baptism and God’s commitment to you. Respond personally as appropriate.
Listen to Be Thou My Vision
in baptism you have adopted us as your children,
made us members of the body of Christ
and chosen us as inheritors of your kingdom:
we thank you that in this Eucharist
you renew your promises within us,
empower us by your Spirit to witness and to serve,
and send us out as disciples of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.